Bois Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University
Chair of Afro-American Studies
Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research
Gates is coeditor with K. Anthony Appiah of the encyclopedia
Encarta Africana published on CD-ROM by Microsoft (1999),
and in book form by Basic Civitas Books under the title Africana:
The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience
(1999). He is the author of Wonders of the African World (1999),
the book companion to the six-hour BBC/PBS television series
of the same name.MORE...
HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR. HOSTS RADIO SERIES
EXPLORING AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORIC LANDMARKS
Washington D.C., January 2, 2004 – Moments
to Remember, an award-winning public radio series kicks
off Black History Month with Moments to Remember: African-American
Destinations. Each two-minute segment takes listeners
on a journey to historic African-American neighborhoods, homes,
monuments and other cultural landmarks. The entire series highlights
over 270 people and places that helped to build the foundation
of our nation from the 1800s to the present. Henry Louis Gates,
Jr., award- winning author and chair of the Afro-American studies
department at Harvard University is the host of this radio series.
In February, Dr. Gates will also host the PBS television series
“America Beyond the Color Line.”
“For hundreds of years, black communities
have made rich contributions to the overall growth of the United
States. We’ll give listeners a glimpse of these fascinating
communities and landmarks, past and present,” said Henry
Louis Gates, Jr.
“We hope to create more awareness about
the importance of visiting and preserving the numerous historical
treasures in African-American communities nationwide. African-American
heritage tours are becoming very popular among travelers worldwide.
Our goal is to encourage radio listeners to visit these sites
because they are a very important part of our history and culture,”
said Donna Limerick, Executive Producer. MORE...
HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR. CELEBRATES BLACK
HISTORY WITH A PUBLIC RADIO SERIES
SALUTING AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN IN HISTORY
Washington, D.C., January 15, 2003 - Moments
to Remember, an award-winning public radio series that
celebrates Black History throughout the year is returning for
a second year, hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. In 2003, the
series begins with "Black Women: Great Moments in History."
What did they contribute to American history? Why are they significant
today? Each segment provides answers to these questions and
more by profiling the achievements of 30 black women-past to
present. Over 100 public radio stations nationwide currently
air Moments to Remember. The radio show is
also featured on the Africana.com
This first of its kind public radio series
features stories about legendary women, such as Madame C.J.
Walker (1867-1919), the first female millionaire, Lucy Terry
Prince (1730-1821), the first slave to argue a case before the
Supreme Court and contemporary writer Maya Angelou, the first
woman to produce a screenplay. Unknown heroines have also played
a vital role in American history like Mary Fields (1832-1914)
the first female stagecoach driver for the postal service and
Susan King Taylor (1842-1912) the first army nurse. Behind these
women's stories are countless other women, whose untold contributions
are the foundation upon which we all stand.MORE...
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