May 3: Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. to Receive Lifelong Learning Award at WHYY President's Dinner

by Ms. Tory Harris of WHYY, Inc.

Posted to Event on 3/6/2018 at 3:38 PM

{"ops":[{"insert":"WHYY will honor acclaimed historian and filmmaker Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., with its Lifelong Learning Award at the 17th annual WHYY President’s Dinner on Thursday, May 3, 2018"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":". "},{"insert":"The Harvard scholar is known for his award-winning documentaries like "},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise, Africa’s Great Civilizations "},{"insert":"and popular PBS series like "},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr"},{"insert":"."},{"attributes":{"align":"center"},"insert":"\n\n"},{"insert":"The event takes place at WHYY’s Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons and features an on-stage interview with Dr. Gates by Terry Gross, host of WHYY’s "},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"Fresh Air. "},{"insert":"The interview will be recorded for broadcast on NPR. The WHYY President’s Dinner, is held each year at WHYY’s studios on Independence Mall in Philadelphia and features a reception and dinner for hundreds of the area’s leading civic, corporate, and major public media supporters. Previous recipients have included former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, news anchors Jim Lehrer and Robert MacNeil, broadcaster Cokie Roberts, Philadelphia’s legendary Kenny Gamble and Jack Bogle, founder of The Vanguard Group."},{"attributes":{"align":"center"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\n"}]}

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