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Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Alphonse Fletcher Jr. University Professor and Director, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He has authored or co-authored over 20 books and created 15 documentary films. Gates’ PBS series include “The Black Church,” “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross” — which earned Emmy, Peabody, Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University and NAACP Image awards — and “Gospel,” his latest. He is a member of the first class awarded MacArthur genius grants and the first African American scholar to be awarded the National Humanities Medal. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Gates is a board member of NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund, Library of America and The Studio Museum of Harlem.

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