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Dr. Henry “Skip” Louis Gates, Jr., is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and the director of the W.E.B. Du Bois  Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He is editor in chief of the Oxford African American Studies Center and of the daily online magazine The Root. He has received more than forty honorary degrees from institutions the world over. 

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Gates discovered The Bondwoman’s Narrative which is the first known novel written by an African American woman who had been a slave.  He along with Anthony Anthony Appiah edited Africana; The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience.

He is also general editor of the The Norton Anthology of African American Literature, co-editor of Transition magazine, a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of essays, reviews and profiles in other magazines, scholarly periodicals and newspapers.

Honors granted to him include the Zora Neale Hurston Society Award for Cultural Scholarship, the Norman Rabb Award of the American Jewish Committee, the George Polk Award for Social Commentary and the Tikkun National Ethics Award. He has been a Mellon Fellow at Cambridge and the National Humanities Center, a Ford Foundation National Fellow and a MacArthur Prize Fellow.

Gates is also a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board.   Read an interview with Dr. Gates and AALBC.com from October 2013.


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