Nov 3rd 2019

Join award-winning author, filmmaker, and historian Henry Louis Gates, Jr. for a discussion of his new book STONY THE ROAD: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow. Chicago Tribune’s Bruce Dold will join the conversation.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the renowned literary critic and historian, is widely celebrated as one of the foremost authorities on the history of African American literature. Credited with discovering the earliest known literary works by African American writers, Gates is also celebrated for the work he has done to make history accessible and appealing through his PBS show Finding Your Roots, and through his numerous, award-winning documentaries. Amongst other honors, Gates has been awarded the National Humanities Medal and a MacArthur fellowship. In his newest book Stony The Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow, Gates argues that the roots of contemporary structural racism can be found in this transformative period, demonstrating yet again why he is one of America’s most powerful voices on race and history.

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