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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. | Life Upon These Shores: Looking at African American History, 1513-2008

Tue, June 19, 2012 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15 General Admission, $7 Students

SOLD OUT. RESCHEDULED FROM FEBRUARY 28, 2012. PREVIOUSLY PURCHASED TICKETS WILL BE HONORED.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and the Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Studies at Harvard University. He is the author of numerous works of criticism, including The Signifying Monkey, winner of the American Book Award. As the writer and producer of the acclaimed PBS documentary African American Lives, Gates explored the histories of many prominent African Americans. Life Upon These Shores traces African American history from the era of exploration to the election of President Obama. Illustrated with ancient maps and contemporary cartoons, the book documents diverse African American involvement in U.S. history, politics, and culture.

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-567-4341