Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Gates with his Peabody Award for his documentary, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
Born (1950-09-16) September 16, 1950 (age 71)
Keyser, West Virginia, U.S.
OccupationAuthor, documentary filmmaker, essayist, literary critic, professor
Alma materYale University (B.A.)
Clare College, Cambridge (Ph.D.)
GenreEssay, history, literature
SubjectAfrican American Studies
Notable worksThe Signifying Monkey
Sharon Lynn Adams
(m. 1979; div. 1999)

Henry Louis "Skip" Gates Jr. (born September 16, 1950) is an American literary critic, teacher, historian, filmmaker and public intellectual. He currently serves as the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. Gates has been host for four seasons of the series Finding Your Roots on PBS.[1]

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  1. Maya Jaggi (July 6, 2002). "Henry the first". The Guardian. Retrieved October 6, 2014.

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