Date: March 3, 2020
Time: 5:30 pm  to  7:00 pm

Henry Louis Gates Jr. will speak on “Reconstruction: America After the Civil War.” Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University, is a filmmaker, literary scholar, journalist, and cultural critic. He has authored or co-authored 21 books and created 15 documentary films, including “Finding Your Roots,” his groundbreaking genealogy series on PBS. His six-part PBS documentary series, “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross,” earned the Emmy Award for Outstanding Historical Program—Long Form.

Free tickets and more information online. The event is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at the University of Texas.

Location: Blanton Museum of Art, 200 East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Austin 78712