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The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Air date: 10/22/2013

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.





William Andrews, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC



Mia Bay, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ

Ida B. Wells


Ira Berlin, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Colonial period, early slavery


David Bindman, University College of London, London, England, UK

Images of black people throughout history, around the world


David W. Blight, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Civil War, Reconstruction, Frederick Douglass


Vincent Brown, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Early colonial slavery, Black Atlantic connection

Lonnie Bunch, Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington. DC



Clayborne Carson, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Martin Luther King, civil rights movement, 20th century


Laurent Dubois, Duke University, Durham, NC

Haiti, New Orleans, Cuba


Brent Edwards, Columbia University, New York, NY

Harlem Renaissance, Jazz history


David Eltis, Emory University, Atlanta GA

Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade statistics


Eric Foner, Columbia University, New York, NY



Glenda Gilmore, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Southern history from 1865 to present, “long civil rights movement,” women


Steven Hahn, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Garvey, Black Nationalism, everything during the era 1865 – 1930


Evelynn Hammonds, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

History of science


Linda M. Heywood, Boston University, Boston, MA

Colonial period, origins of slavery, Angola, Virginia, South Carolina, Brazil


Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA



Darlene Clark Hine, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

African American Women, Gender


Thomas Holt, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL



Gerald Horne, University of Houston, Houston, TX

Civil Rights Movement, labor history, US history through film, COLD WAR



Walter Johnson, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Slavery, freedom, New Orleans


Peniel Joseph, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Black Power


Robin D. G. Kelley, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA



Jane Landers, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

More on Mexico and Latin America, Atlantic Creoles, Spanish Florida


Jill Lepore, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Colonial period


Thomas Mellins, Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY

Objects, Images, Artifacts


Ingrid Monson, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Music and Culture


Philip Morgan, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Virginia slavery, colonial era


Susan O’Donovan, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

Slavery and Reconstruction


Annette Gordon Reed, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

General slavery, Jefferson, Lincoln, legal issues of slavery, race and law


Eva Sheppard Wolf, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

Free people of color


John Stauffer, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Literature, 19th century, abolition, Black Confederates


Patricia A. Sullivan, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Generalist, expert on NAACP


James Sweet, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Colonial slavery, Black Atlantic


John Thornton, Boston University, Boston, MA

Colonial period, origins of slavery, Angola, Virginia, South Carolina, Brazil


Stephen Tuck, Oxford University, Cambridge, MA