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C.R. Gibbs

Carroll "C.R." Gibbs contributes to

Port of Harlem's "Praising the Past" department.

He is the author/coauthor of six books and frequent national and
international lecturer on an array of historical topics. He has appeared several times on the History Channel, French and Belgian television, and wrote, researched and narrated "Sketches in Color," a 13-part companion series to the PBS series, "The Civil War," for WHUT-TV, the Howard University television station.

The Smithsonian Institution's Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture features Gibbs among its scholars at the museum's Online academy website.  In 1989, he founded the African History and Culture Lecture Series whose scholars continue to provide free presentations at libraries, churches, and other locations in the Washington-Baltimore area. In 1997, he led 26 people across Africa.

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.


Recent articles

Introducing Everyday Women Who Helped
Change America
(article from SoMdNews on Gibbs)

Video Urban Renewal, Negro Removal (Georgetown, DC History) Co-narrated by
C.R. Gibbs

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.

The Washington Post - C.R. Gibbs helps to judge the annual Frederick Douglass Oratorical Contest

November 2011 - April 2011 print Issue
Blacks and the Sport of Kings

The Washington Post - Kwanzaa’s values a growing part of D.C. congregation’s
cultural fabric

The Washington Informer -
Researcher Opens Window to Lost History

June 14, 2012 - 06/27/12
The War of 1812: a Black Bicentennial perspective

September 18, 2012
Gallludet University - Gibbs recounts path from slavery to emancipation in D.C. at Gallaudet University.

February 7, 2013 - 02/20/13
The Way We Were: The Emancipation proclamation in the DMV

May 30, 2013 - 06/12/13
A Rare account of Nat Turner's Rebellion

June 19, 2013
Joe Madison Show - SiriusXM (Talks about Juneteenth)

July 11 – July 24, 2013
The Unheralded Black presence at the Battle of Gettysburg

August 2013
WHUT-TV Special Meet Me at Equality

February 6 - February 19, 2013
Africans’ Role in the First World War

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)

July 12, 2014
Washington’s Civil War Forts and Parks

(click Video Playlist on the right)

September 4 - September 17, 2014
African Americans & WW 1



SiriusXM Radio Shows

(To listen: Click a link below and at the top of the page that opens, click the Forward icon)

Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey and Black Service Members in WWI
Makes Unassailable Argument For Young People To Urgently Study Black History


2014 - 2015 African History and Culture Lecture Series

at the DC public Library's Woodbridge Branch or Capitol View Branch,

Prince George's, MD Library's Greenbelt Branch,
a branch of the Charles County Library System, or

otherwise noted

Most Lectures by CR Gibbs | Free admission

Tue, Nov 18, 7p
Ancient Nubia: Black Lords of the Nile
Greenbelt Library
CR Gibbs

Wed, Nov 19, 7 p
Francis Gregory Library
3660 Alabama Ave SE
Crossroads of Destiny: WW 1 & The African Diaspora
CR Gibbs

Wed, Dec 3, 7 p
Francis Gregory Library
3660 Alabama Ave SE
The N-Word: Its Origins & Evil Uses
CR Gibbs

Sat, Dec 6, 11a
Waldorf West Library
Charles County, MD
Africa, Black America, & WW II
CR Gibbs

Wed, Dec 10, 7p
Black Georgetown Remembered
Francis Gregory Library
3660 Alabama Ave SE
CR Gibbs

Tues, Jan 27, 7P
Greenbelt Library
The Long, Hard Fight: Blacks & The War of 1812
CR Gibbs

Tues, Feb 3, 7P
Greenbelt Library Library
Haiti's Forts of Freedom
Marvin Jones


Tues, Feb 10, 7P
Greenbelt Library
Afro-Latinos: The Hidden Legacy
CR Gibbs

Sat, Feb 14, 2:30p
Missing Soldiers Office
Nat'l Museum of Civil War Medicine
437 7th St NW (7th & E NW)
Bound For Freedom's Light: The Story of the U.S. Colored Troops
CR Gibbs

Tues, Feb 17, 7P
Greenbelt Library
Georgia Avenue & The Civil War: The African American Story
CR Gibbs

Tues, Feb 24, 7P
Greenbelt Library
White Slaves In Africa: The Untold Story
CR Gibbs

Sat, Feb 28, 2:30p
Missing Soldiers Office
Nat'l Museum of Civil War Medicine
437 7th St NW (7th & E  NW)
Black, Copper, & Bright : DCs Black Civil War Regiment
CR Gibbs

Tues, Mar 3, 7P
Greenbelt Library
Benjamin Banneker & The African Roots of His Science
CR Gibbs