African American Lives - Toledo
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African American Lives - Toledo

WNET's program AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES II provided the opportunity for WGTE to have a local individual’s DNA tested so that a Toledo Story could be produced. The WGTE story revolves around Charlene Gilbert, the Director of the Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women at the University of Toledo. Gilbert, a nationally-known Public Television film maker, steps in front of the camera in order to localize the experience for Toledo audiences. Thanks to DNA evidence, Gilbert furthers her own understanding of her unique ancestry.

In conjunction with this special evening of programming, WGTE also presented Gilbert’s film, HOMECOMING, about her own family history.