Africana

GUESTS: HENRY LOUIS GATES JR. *Professor of Humanities, Chair of the African-American Studies Department, Harvard University *Author, Wonder's of the African World (Knopf, 1999) *Co-editorAfricana: The Encyclopedia of Africa and The African-American Experience (Persius, 1999) *Co-Editor Encarta Africana, a CD-ROM encyclopedia (Microsoft, 1999) KWAME ANTHONY APPIAH *Professor of African-American Studies and Philosophy, Harvard University *Co-editor, Africana: The Encyclopedia of Africa and The African-American Experience (Persius, 1999) *Co-editor, Encarta Africana, a CD-ROM encyclopedia (Microsoft, 1999) Almost a hundred years ago, W.E.B. Dubois proposed a cultural encyclopedia of Africa and people of African descent. It may have taken a long time, but scholars have now completed "Africana: The Encyclopedia of Africa and The African-American Experience." The release of the book is accompanied by a CD-ROM and a PBS series. Join Melinda Penkava and the editors of "Africana" to explore of the history and culture of Africa and the African diaspora.

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