Shadow Politics, April 17, 2016
Our guest this Sunday on "Shadow Politics" will be historian C.R. Gibbs. We will discuss the holiday Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia. Emancipation Day is the only holiday in Washington D.C. and this year all of America gets an additional 3 days to file their Income Taxes due to the government being closed for the Holiday. Emancipation Day commemorates President Abe Lincoln (a Republican) buying all 3,100 slaves in the District and setting them free nine months before the Emancipation Proclamation.
Mr. C.R. Gibbs is an internationally noted lecturer, exhibitor of historical information and artifacts, and historian of the African presence worldwide. He is the author/co-author of several books. He is the founder of the African History and Culture Lecture Series which, for nearly two decades,has regularly brought respected experts to lecture at public forums in the Washington,D.C.- Baltimore area. He has served as an assistant tecnical adviser to the Francis Thompson Company on a film entitled "American Years" and as a consultant to the DC Public School System, Georgetown University, Maryland Public Television, and the Smithsonian Institution.
He researched, wrote, and narrated "Sketches in Color," a 13-part companion series to the acclaimed PBS series "The Civil War," for the Howard University TV station. He has appeared on BET, C-Span, and The History Channel and is a D.C. Community Humanities Council Scholar.
Mr. Gibbs is also an honorary paramount chief of the Vai people of Liberia, West Africa. Mr. Gibbs returned recently from leading 26 preople on a transcontinental crossing of Africa, from South to North. The nearly 5,000 mile journey included study stops in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya and Egypt.
The Smithsonian Institution's Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture features Mr. Gibbs among its scholars at the museum's Online Academy.
- Justice Denied: The Roots of the Reparations Movement.
- White Slaves in Africa: The Untold Story.
- Africa's Gifts To America.
- Journey To Justice:The Continuing Political Battle for Equality & Opportunity in America.
- Black America, Africa, & World War II.
- Afro-Latinos: The Hidden Legacy.
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