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