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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

Join us for a discussion on Race and the White House, moderated by Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Featuring Charles Blow, Donna Brazile, Armstrong Williams and Leah Wright-Rigueur. Additional remarks by Lawrence D. Bobo.

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 BlowDonna 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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