2018 Annual Report
"Our Annual Report shows you the full range of work that has engaged our eleven different research units over the past year. Our symposia, exhibitions, lecture series, readings, screenings, and concerts put African and African American history and culture at the very center of Harvard University’s intellectual and cultural offerings. Our goal is to produce and support research on the African Diaspora across discipline and geography that changes the way we understand the human experience in this country and across the globe. We are always mindful that our mission is not only to innovate but also to educate and introduce new ways of looking at and thinking about established ideas. As you will see in the following pages, we are realizing this goal in rich and varied ways."
-Henry Louis Gates, Jr., excerpt from the 2018 "Letter from the Director"