‘Dark Sky Rising’ uncovers a pivotal chapter of American history

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St. LOUIS – Henry Louis Gates Jr. Ph. D. director of “African American Research” at Harvard discusses his new novel “Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow.”  The book focuses on American history during and after Reconstruction from the African American perspective.

Gates is a critically acclaimed writer and producer of an array of documentary films for public television including “Finding Your Roots” which is currently on its fifth season.


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