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

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

 

Advisors

 

 

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

Slavery

 

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

Generalist

 

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

Reconstruction

 

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

Generalist

 

Darlene Clark Hine, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

African American Women, Gender

 

Thomas Holt, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Generalist

 

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

Generalist

 

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

Generalist

 

 

 

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