"Finding Your Roots" panel

Forbes: How to "Find Your Roots" Like Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

July 16, 2018
How do you find the right direction in your life and understand who you truly are? On PBS’s Finding Your Roots, Henry Louis Gates Jr. allows celebrities like Scarlett Johannsson and Questlove to better understand themselves by helping them to discover their family histories and ancestral origins.
Larry Thompson on Bloomberg TV

Larry Thompson on Bloomberg TV

June 17, 2018

How the DTCC Safeguards Financial Services

Hutchins Center advisory board member, and vice chairman at Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, Larry Thompson appeared on Bloomberg TV last week to discuss cybersecurity and protecting financial services.

Dawoud Bey

Harvard Gazette: 'Images of Harlem, then and now'

June 1, 2017

For photographer Dawoud Bey, activism and art have long been linked. Bey, whose portraits of Harlem form the centerpiece of the exhibit "Harlem: Found Ways‚" now at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art, first connected with his chosen visual medium through a protest.

Hutchins Center exterior

Caribbean Life: 'Racism persists in Cuba'

April 21, 2017

Many Afro-Cuban activists say that despite the social advancements made in Cuba in recent years, blacks on the Spanish-speaking Caribbean island still face and battle overt racism.

"Afrodescendants" Panel

el Nuevo Herald: 'Movimiento afrocubano celebra 2 décadas de lucha contra el racismo en la isla'

April 15, 2017

Más de 30 activistas, escritores, intelectuales, académicos y emprendedores cubanos, en su mayoría afrodescendientes, convergieron en una reunión que calificaron como "histórica‚" en la Universidad de Harvard para celebrar los logros del movimiento afrocubano y trazar una agenda para el trabajo futuro.

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“Aquí Nadie Gana (Nobody Wins Here)” by Juan Roberto Diago

Boston Globe: 'Cuba sí, racism no!'

April 6, 2017

The Afro-Cuban painter Juan Roberto Diago came of age in the 1990s in the midst of a firestorm. The collapse of the Soviet Union devastated Cuban trade and the island's economy suffered a teeth-jarring blow. Famine followed. Social unrest was inevitable.

Professor Gates

Washington Post: "Ken Burns and Henry Louis Gates Jr. on Donald Trump and Black Lives Matter"

March 15, 2016

When documentarian Ken Burns and Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. kicked off a national speaking tour on race in Charleston, S.C., in December, Donald Trump's run for the Republican presidential nomination was a disturbing phenomenon, but one that seemed likely to collapse once voters actually started going to the polls. Three months later, Trump is the Republican front-runner.