Carroll C.R. Gibbs contributes to
Port of Harlem's Praising the Past department.
He is the author/co-author of six books and a frequent national and international lecturer on an array of historical topics. He has appeared several times on the History Channel and French and Belgian television. He wrote, researched, and narrated Sketches in Color, for WHUT-TV, the Howard University television station. “Sketches in Color,” is a 13-part companion series to the acclaimed PBS series, The Civil War.
The Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum features Gibbs on its Online Academy website. He is also a D.C. Humanities Council scholar. In 1989, he founded the African History & Culture Lecture Series whose scholars provide free presentations at libraries, churches, and other locations in the Washington-Baltimore area.
In 1997, he led 26 people across the African continent. He won the 2008 Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation in Public Education, given annually by the Mayor of the District of Columbia. In 2009, the Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust honored Gibbs for his more than three decades of articles, exhibits, and presentations on the military heritage of Africans and African Americans.
In 2011, he provided historical commentary for WUSA-TV, Channel 9's coverage of the dedication of the King Memorial. In February 2013, he also appeared in the PBS documentary, Meet Me at Equality on the 1963 March on Washington. That same year, Gibbs also spoke at the annual observance of International Emancipation Day in Toronto, Canada.
In 2014, the National Civil War Project featured Gibbs as a speaker at an event sponsored by Arena Stage and George Washington University. Also in 2014, the Washington Informer newspaper chose Gibbs as one of the 50 most influential people in Washington, D.C.
Print - Port Of Harlem
November 2011 - April 2011 Print Issue
Blacks and the Sport of Kings
06/14/12 - 06/27/12
The War of 1812: a Black Bicentennial perspective
02/07/2013 - 02/20/13
The Way We Were: The Emancipation proclamation in the DMV
05/30/13 - 06/12/13
A Rare account of Nat Turner's Rebellion
07/11/13 – 07/24/13
The Unheralded Black presence at the Battle of Gettysburg
02/06/14 - 02/19/14
Africans’ Role in the First World War
09/04/14 - 09/17/14
African Americans & WW 1
02/05/15 - 02/18/15
Young, Black, & Presumed Guilty:
The Historical Burden of Being Prejudged a Menace to Society
Print - Other
Introducing Everyday Women Who Helped
Change America (article from SoMdNews on Gibbs)
The Washington Post - C.R. Gibbs helps to judge the annual Frederick Douglass Oratorical Contest
The Washington Post - Kwanzaa’s values a growing part of D.C. congregation’s
The Washington Informer - Researcher Opens Window to Lost History
September 18, 2012
Gallludet University - Gibbs recounts path from slavery to emancipation in D.C. at Gallaudet University.
Video Urban Renewal, Negro Removal (Georgetown, DC History) Co-narrated by
WHUT-TV Special Meet Me at Equality
July 12, 2014
Washington’s Civil War Forts and Parks
(click Video Playlist on the right)
November 20, 2013
Post Panel Discussion on Family & Memory (premiere of Ada M. Babineaux's documentary, I Don' Been Through The Snake's Skin & Come Out Clean), WDC
June 19, 2015
WUSA-TV Juneteenth, After Charleston Massacre
The History Channel - How The States Got Their Shapes. C.R. Gibbs and D.C. Shadow Representative Mike Panetta talk about the District's borders and voting rights.
June 19, 2013
Joe Madison Show - SiriusXM (Talks about Juneteenth)
June 9, 2014
Make It Plain - SiriusXM (Talks African American Soldiers and the D-Day Invasion:
70 Years Later & the Truth Ain't Being Told)
C.R. Gibbs Speaks to the Civil War Roundtable of DC on the 1st Regiment United States
Dec 22, 2014
WAMU The “Great War” – Historic Moments, Forgotten Fighters
Mon, Jul 13, 7p
The Underground Railroad in D.C
Tue, Jul 14, 7p
Cleveland Pk. Library
Black Women in the Civil War
Wed,Jul 22, 6:30p
SW Branch Library
Wesley Pl & K St SW
Journey To Freedom:African Americans, The Civil War & SW DC
Mon, Jul 27, 7p
Smashing Jim Crow in D.C.
Tue, Jul 28, 7p
The Underground Railroad in D.C.
Mon, Aug 3, 7p
The Fighting 1st Regiment in the Civil War
Mon, Aug 17, 7p
SE Neighborhood Library (Capitol Hill)
D.C.'s Black Doughboys of World War 1
Thu, Aug 20, 7p
Lamond Riggs Library
The Underground Railroad in D.C.
Thu, Aug 27, 7p
Capitol View Library
Carter G. Woodson's Washington
Tue, Sep 15, 7p
A Matter of Injustice: The Mass Incarceration of African Americans & Its Effects on Their Families
Tue, Sep 22, 7p
From Hill Town to Streiby,NC: The Rev. Islay Walden, Poet, Teacher, Missionary.
Tue, Sep 29, 7p
Brazil & The Price of Blackness.
Tue, Oct 6, 7p
Like Men of War:The U.S. Colored Troops & Maryland.
Tue, Oct 13, 7p
Science in Early & Medieval Africa.
Tue, Oct 20, 7p
Haiti: From Independence to Earthquake & Beyond.
Tue, Oct 27, 7p
A Personal Civil War Sesquicentennial Journey, The Highlights.
Tue, Nov 3, 7p
Black Beauty: The African Roots of Fashion & Style.
Tue, Nov 10, 7p
Forgotten Heroes: African Soldiers in World War 1.
Tue, Nov 17, 7p
Stride Toward Justice: African Americans in the Nation's Capital,1865-.