Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Alphonse Fletcher University Professor
Director, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research
Hutchins Center Executive Committee
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John Lewis

Washington Post: 'John Lewis’s tears over ancestor’s voter card stir emotions in Democratic caucus'

June 12, 2019
Rep. John Lewis and several of his Democratic colleagues broke down in tears during a closed-door meeting Tuesday after a historian described the congressman’s reaction when he saw his great-great-grandfather’s voter registration card for the first time.

The House Democratic caucus invited Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Henry Louis Gates Jr., who heads the Hutchins Center for African...

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The Hutchins Center for African & African American Research Announces its Seventh Class of W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute Fellows

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the  W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, has announced the 2019-2020 class of fellows.

“We are happy to welcome one of our most distinguished and exciting cohorts of W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute Fellows,” says Gates. “We look forward to an extraordinary range of artistic and scholarly work next academic year. Afro-Asian solidarity, the erotics of race, Indo-...

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Stony the Road

NPR: 'In 'Stony The Road,' Henry Louis Gates Jr. Looks At The Period After Reconstruction'

April 3, 2019
Gates' book is a fascinating social and intellectual history of the time between Reconstruction and the rise of the Jim Crow period of American history. It's an absorbing and necessary look at an era in which the hard-fought gains of African-Americans were rolled back by embittered Southern whites — an era that, in some ways, has never really ended.
HLG

Vanity Fair: 'Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. Answers the Proust Questionnaire'

March 28, 2019
The producer and host of the PBS docuseries Reconstruction: America After the Civil War, which airs April 9 and April 16 at 9/8 Central, and author of Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow and Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow talks hitchhiking and calligraphy.
HLG

New York Times: 'By the Book: Henry Louis Gates Jr.'

March 28, 2019
The scholar and host of the PBS series “Reconstruction,” whose latest books are “Dark Sky Rising” and “Stony the Road,” is a productive beach reader: “I read more during two months on the Vineyard … than I do the entire rest of the year.”
Stony the Road

New Yorker: 'How the South Won the Civil War'

April 8, 2019
Not so long ago, the Civil War was taken to be this country’s central moral drama. Now we think that the aftermath—the confrontation not of blue and gray but of white and black, and the reimposition of apartheid through terror—is what has left the deepest mark on American history. Instead of arguing about whether the war could have turned out any other way, we argue about whether the postwar could have turned out any other way.

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