Hidden Heroes: African Americans, NASA & the Quest for the Final Frontier

Celebrate Black History Month

Fascinated by the history revealed in Margot Shetterley's book (and the film) "Hidden Figures"?

Learn more about the inspiring stories of African American men and women who have contributed to our exploration into outer space - mathematicians, doctors, scientists and astronauts - from author and award-winning historian C.R. Gibbs.

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About the speaker:

A frequent national and international lecturer on an array of topics, C.R. Gibbs has appeared on the History Channel, in addition to both French and Belgian television.  He researched, wrote, and narrated "Sketches In Color", a 13-part companion series to the acclaimed PBS series "The Civil War," and is featured among The Smithsonian Institution's Anacostia Community Museum scholars at the museum's Online Academy website.  He is also D.C. Humanities Council Scholar.

In 1989 C.R. Gibbs founded the African History & Culture Lecture Series whose scholars continue to provide free presentations at libraries, churches, schools, and other locations in the Washington-Baltimore area, and is the author/co-author of six books including "Black, Copper & Bright," the first book written on the District of Columbia's African American Civil War Regiment. Gibbs has been honored by the Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust for his many years of articles and presentations on African Americans in the U.S. armed forces. Articles by C.R. Gibbs have appeared in numerous respected journals, including the Negro History Bulletin and African American Inventors.

Presented in partnership with the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington, Virginia.

Sunday, February 12, 2017
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Campbell Room
Shirlington Branch Library
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