Professor Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham has just received an Honorary Doctor of History from the College of Letters & Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she also had the honor of serving as this year's commencement speaker. More information about the ceremony can be found on UWM's website:
Yesterday, 'The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross' was honored at the 73rd annual Peabody Awards Ceremony, held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. The 46 award winners were chosen from more than 1,100 entries by the 16-member Peabody board. The Peabody Awards are not granted in specific categories; the sole criteria for winning is excellence in storytelling.
Congratulations to Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. as well as the full cast and crew of 'The African Americans' for this well deserved honor!
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has won the prestigious Peabody Award. The Peabody Awards were established in 1940 and have come to be recognized as one of the highest honors we have for those doing work in various forms of electronic media.
Congratulations to Professor Gates and the rest of the cast and crew of Many Rivers to Cross for this great achievement!