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.
Introducing Everyday Women Who Helped
Change America (article from SoMdNews on Gibbs)
Video Urban Renewal, Negro Removal (Georgetown, DC History) Co-narrated by
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
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
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)
2014 On Freedom's Trail Bus Tour
Sat, Jun 14,10:30a. - 2p, free
1901 Fort Place SE
Washington, DC 20020
(for ages 16 to adult) What was it like for black Americans living in the area in December 1862? War had come, and no city south of the Mason-Dixon Line except Washington, D.C., enjoyed the spirit of freedom for all of its citizens.
Join historian C.R. Gibbs in examining examples of Black enterprise, organization, and community spirit in the District, Alexandria in Virginia, and Prince George's County in Maryland.
Sat, Jul 12, 10a-noon
Battle of Ft. Stevens
150th Anniversary Commemoration
Ft. Stevens (btwn GA Ave & 13th Sts, NW)
Tue. Sep 16, 7p
The N-Word: Its Origins & Evil Uses
Tue, Sep 23, 7p
Justice Denied: The Roots of the Reparations Movement
Tue, Sep 30, 7p
Afro-American Fashion Designers, 1800-Today
Tue, Oct 7, 7p
Tue, Oct 14, 7p
Pan-Africanism: Origins & Issues
Tue, Oct 21, 7p
American Slavery As It Really Was:
Voices of the Ancestors
Tue, Oct 28, 7p
Tangled Web: "Race, Urban Renewal &
Gentrification in the Nation's Capital”
Tue, Nov 18, 7p
Ancient Nubia: Black Lords of the Nile