Lecture     Series: Hatfield Lecture Series

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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Series tickets $90 – $300 ($80 – $270 for OHS members) / Individual tickets $30 – $80 ($25 – $75 for OHS members)

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
7PM – 8:30PM

  • Family-friendly
  • Teachers

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205
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Event Type: LectureAudience(s): Family-friendly, TeachersLocation: Portland

Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, journalist, cultural critic and institution builder, Professor Gates has authored seventeen books and created fourteen documentary films.

Host of the popular show Finding Your Roots, Professor Gates is one of the United States' most influential cultural critics and is both an eloquent commentator and formidable intellectual force on multicultural and African American issues. Professor Gates is Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford African American Studies Center, the first comprehensive scholarly online resource in the field of African American studies and Africana studies. His six-part PBS documentary series, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross (2013), which he wrote, executive produced, and hosted, earned the Emmy Award for Outstanding Historical Program — Long Form, as well as the Peabody Award and NAACP Image Award.

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Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow

In 2019, he released the New York Times bestseller Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow. This book is a profound new rendering of the struggle by African Americans for equality after the Civil War and the violent counter-revolution that re-subjugated them, as seen through the prism of the war of images and ideas that have left an enduring racist stain on the American mind.

Having written for such leading publications as The New Yorker, the New York Times, and TIME,Professor Gates now serves as editor-in-chief of TheRoot.com, a daily online magazine. He is also the author of Finding Your Roots: The Official Companion to the PBS Series, released by the University of North Carolina Press in 2014.

In 2006, Professor Gates wrote and produced the PBS documentary called African American Lives, the first documentary series to employ genealogy and science to provide an understanding of African American history. In 2007, a follow-up one-hour documentary, Oprah's Roots: An African American Lives Special, aired on PBS, further examining the genealogical and genetic heritage of Oprah Winfrey, who had been featured in the original documentary. Professor Gates also wrote and produced the documentaries Wonders of the African World (2000) and America Beyond the Color Line (2004) for the BBC and PBS, and authored the companion volumes to both series.

He has received 54 honorary degrees, from institutions including the University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, New York University and Howard University. In 2006, he was inducted into the Sons of the American Revolution, after he traced his lineage back to John Redman, a Free Negro who fought in the Revolutionary War.

Professor Gates is widely acknowledged for taking African American studies beyond the ideological bent and bringing it into a scholarly sphere that is equivalent to all other disciplines.

 

About the Series

For over 20 years, the Oregon Historical Society has presented the Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series, bringing together the nation’s top scholars and award-winning authors for thought-provoking evenings of history.

Series tickets on sale now!
Individual tickets will be available January 2, 2020.

MEMBERS: If you have not received an email containing details on how to access members-only pricing, please contact us at communications@ohs.org or 503.222.1741.

 

2020 Series Speakers

Joanne B. Freeman. Photo by Beowulf Sheehan

Joanne B. Freeman


The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War

Joanne B. Freeman is an expert on early American politics. Her newest book, The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War, explores the impact and legacies of physical violence in the U.S. Congress leading up to the Civil War.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University, host of Finding Your Roots, and author of Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow.

Erika Lee

Erika Lee


America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States

One of the nation’s leading immigration and Asian American historians, Erika Lee is the author of four notable books, including America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States and The Making of Asian America.

Evan Thomas

Evan Thomas


First: Sandra Day O’Connor

Evan Thomas is the author of ten books including New York Times bestsellers Being Nixon, John Paul Jones, Sea of Thunder, and First: Sandra Day O’Connor. For 33 years, Thomas was a writer, correspondent, and editor at TIME and Newsweek.

All lectures begin at 7pm at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Tickets and Pricing

Series tickets on sale now!

Individual tickets will be available January 2, 2020.

MEMBERS: If you have not received an email containing details on how to access members-only pricing, please contact us at communications@ohs.org or 503.222.1741.

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$75

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$150

$50

$45

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$90

$80

$30

$25

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Due to flooding, the Portland’5 Box Office on Broadway is currently closed for walk-up ticket orders. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Keller Auditorium Box Office, located at 222 SW Clay (on the corner of 3rd and Clay in downtown Portland). We apologize for the inconvenience!

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Sponsorship Opportunities Available! (PDF)

Interested in sponsoring 2020 Hatfield Lecture Series? Contact Ali Griffin at ali.griffin@ohs.org or 503-306-5258.

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  • Raymond & Mary Hull Caballero
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  • Kathy Eaton
  • Fred & Patricia Granum
  • Irv & Gail Handelman
  • John & Sara Hortenstine
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  • Marianne W. King
  • Eric & Hollie Lindauer
  • Gil & Peggy Miller
  • Kathy Moyd
  • Joy Dress-Neitling
  • Rebecca Hill & John Parks
  • Sarah & Richard Munro
  • Tom & Chris Neilsen
  • Perkins Coie
  • Charles & Ruth Poindexter
  • Lynn & Steve Pratt
  • Dana Rasmussen
  • Jeannie & Leonard Santos
  • Dori Schnitzer & Mark Brown
  • Kay Stepp & Garry Bullard
  • Bob & Barre Stoll
  • Carole Ann White
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