After receiving two fellowships inhe took a leave of absence from Yale to visit Africa, working as an anesthetist in a hospital in Tanzania and then traveling through other African nations.
Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, journalist, cultural critic, and institution builder, Professor Gates has authored seventeen books and created fourteen documentary films, including Wonders of the African World, African American Lives, Black in Latin America, and Finding Your Roots.
Reader, a collection on his writings, was published. Professor Gates's latest book is Finding Your Roots: The recipient of fifty-four honorary degrees and numerous prizes, Professor Gates was a member of the first class awarded "genius grants" by the MacArthur Foundation inand inhe became the first African American scholar to be awarded the National Humanities Medal.
He earned his B. Professor Gates has directed the W.
Institute for African and African American Research-now the Hutchins Center-since arriving at Harvard inand during his first fifteen years on campus, he chaired the Department of Afro-American Studies as it expanded into the Department of African and African American Studies with a full-fledged doctoral program.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Son of Henry Louis Gates Sr. Personal Quotes 1 I have a couple of missions. One is to show that we're all descended from people who came to this country from somewhere else.
Secondly that we're all related. If you go back far enough, everybody came out of Africa. This idea still makes some people uncomfortable.Watch video · Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is one of the premier U.S. scholars of African-American literature and African Diasporic studies in general.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.: Henry Louis Gates, Jr., American literary critic and scholar known for his pioneering theories of African literature and African American literature.
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Jul 16, · Henry Louis Gates Jr., from left, Ana Navarro, Ted Danson and Janet Mock participate in the "Finding Your Roots" panel during the PBS portion . 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.
Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, journalist, cultural critic, and institution builder, Professor Gates has Born: Sep 16, For more than a decade, renowned Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
has helped to expand America’s sense of itself, stimulating a national conversation about identity with humor, wisdom, and.