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Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is the W. E. B. Du Bois Professor of the Humanities, chair of the Department of Afro-American Studies, and director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American research at Harvard University. Among his many books are Colored People: A Memoir and Wonders of the African World.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: African Americans Biography, African Americans Intellectual life 20th century, United States Civilization African American influences, African Americans History 20th century, United States Civilization 20th century