Noted scholar and Emmy® award winner Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. will take to the radio airwaves this week to talk black history in support of the AT&T* marquis Black History Month campaign AT&T 28 Days.

The digital-first initiative celebrates people who dare to make their own history. During February, we share the stories of black people who’ve made an impact both past and present. 

Dr. Gates will discuss highlights from the digital albums on the AT&T 28 Days website. These albums feature black trailblazers who changed American history and are currently making history. This is the ninth year for the campaign.

Dr. Gates will also talk about his PBS series, “Finding Your Roots,” which is currently in its third season. AT&T is the prime sponsor for the fourth season that kicks off this fall.

“Black people have been at the forefront of technology as far back as when Lewis Latimer drafted plans for the first telephone,” Dr. Gates said. “I’m proud to be working with AT&T. They’re continuing to share the stories of black trailblazers in the arts, business and STEM and hopefully inspiring the next generation of innovators.”

You can catch Dr. Gates on dozens of your favorite national radio shows and podcasts in the coming weeks, including

  • Back Story -- Slate's Panoply Network
  • We the Fifth – Sirius XM
  • Stuff You Missed in History Class -- How Stuff Works Podcast Network

AT&T thanks Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. for supporting our efforts to highlight the contributions of black people to American history and beyond. Learn more about AT&T 28 Days at And be sure to enter for a chance to win an all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. to visit historic sites in black history.

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