About the Program
Henry Louis Gates is the W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of Humanities and Humanities Chair of the Department of Afro-American Studies at Harvard University. He is the author of "Colored People" co-editor with Kwame Anthony Appiah of Encarta Africana, and a frequent contributor to The New Yorker. He has received many honors, including a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and the National Humanities Medal. This Booknotes was taped in 1994.