WATCH: Henry Louis Gates Jr. & PBS NewsHour host ‘Race and the Race to the White House’ Forum
BY KENYA DOWNS | August 15, 2016 | PHOTO: Mark Makela/Reuters
On Thursday, Aug. 18, at 5 p.m. EDT, the PBS NewsHour along with the Hutchins Center for African and African-American Research presented a special forum on “Race & the Race to the White House.”
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. of Harvard University and NewsHour special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault hosted and moderated a panel of guests who discussed how race has shaped presidential politics, from the election of America’s first black president to the current contest for the Oval Office.
Panelists include New York Times columnist Charles Blow, Donna Brazile, interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, conservative talk show host and GOP analyst Armstrong Williams and Leah Wright-Rigueur, assistant professor of public policy at Harvard University.
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