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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

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 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

Sun, Dec 21, 3p-6p
Pre-Kwanzaa Ancestral Whirlwind
UNIA
DC Davis Dance Center
6218 3rd Street, NW
CR Gibbs

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

Mon, Feb 2, 7p
Capitol View Library
African Americans & WW1
CR Gibbs

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

Wed, Feb 4, 3p
Waldorf West Library
Charles County, MD
Black Inventors
CR Gibbs

Thu, Feb 5, 7p
South Bowie Library
15301 Hall Rd
Africa's Gifts To America
CR Gibbs

Sat, Feb 7, 2p
South Bowie Library
15301 Hall Rd
Ancient African Empires

Sun, Feb 8, 9a
Brown Memorial AME
1400 Constitution Ave NE
TBD
CR Gibbs

Mon, Feb 9, 7p
Capitol View Library
Unbroken Bond: The African Origins of Fraternities, Sororities,Etc,.
CR Gibbs

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

Wed, Feb 11, 7p
Francis Gregory Library
3660 Alabama Ave SE
African Americans Teens in the Civil Rights Movement
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

 

Sun, Feb 15, 9a
Brown Memorial AME
1400 Constitution Ave NE
TBD
CR Gibbs

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

Wed, Feb 18,7p
Francis Gregory Library
3660 Alabama Ave SE
The African Presence Around The World:
Past & Present
CR Gibbs

Thu, Feb 19, 7p
Height Library
3935 Benning Rd NE
The Civil War  Forts of Anacostia: Sentinels of Freedom: The Forgotten History.
CR Gibbs

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

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Sat, Feb 21, 2p
South Bowie Library
15301 Hall Rd
On The Cutting Room Floor: The Image of the Black Female in American Film.
CR Gibbs


Mon, Feb 23, 7p
Deanwood Library
1350 49th St NE
Pan-Africanism: Issues & Origins
CR Gibbs


Wed, Feb 25, 7p
Francis Gregory Library
3660 Alabama Ave SE
The Scramble for Africa in the 21st Century
CR Gibbs


Thu, Feb 26, 7p
South Bowie Library
15301 Hall Rd
Let Your Motto Be Resistance: Great Slave Revolts
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