C. R. Gibbs
C.R. Gibbs is an author/co-author of six books and a frequent national and international lecturer on an array of topics. He has appeared on the History Channel, French and Belgian television, Gibbs wrote, researched, and narrated "Sketches In Color," a 13-part companion series to the acclaimed PBS series, "The Civil War", for the Howard University television station. The Smithsonian Institution's Anacostia Community Museum features Mr. Gibbs among its scholars at the Museum's Online Academy website. He is also a D.C. Humanities Council Scholar. In 1989, he 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. In 1997, he led 26 people across the continent of Africa. In 2002, Mr. Gibbs authored "Black, Copper, & Bright," the first book ever written on the District of Columbia's African American Civil War Regiment. He won the 2008 award for excellence in historic preservation public education given by the mayor of the District of Columbia. In 2009, the Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust honored Mr. Gibbs for his many years of articles and presentations on African Americans in the U.S. armed forces. He is also a member of the Company of Military Historians. In 2011, he appeared in an episode of the popular History Channel series, "How The States Got Their Shapes".