D. Brenton Simons, Ryan J. Woods,
New England Historic Genealogical Society
and American Ancestors
invite you to the
Winter Family History Benefit
Renowned expert in African American studies, Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham in dialogue with Finding Your Roots host, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Thursday, January 28, 2021
5:30 p.m. EST
- Illustrated presentation by Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham- History in the Face of Slavery: A Family Portrait
- Dialogue with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
- Q&A with the audience
Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. Chair of the Department of History from 2018 to 2020, she is the first African American to hold this position. She is the National President of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors for her historical writings. Most notably, she received the 2014 National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama at the White House in September 2015 for “illuminating the African American journey.” In March 2019 she received the John Hope Franklin Award sponsored by Diverse magazine and the TIAA Institute.
This program will be shared over Zoom Video Conferencing
Access to a personal device and internet connection is required to take full advantage of the live broadcast.
One ticket required per household, all but $65 is tax-deductible
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