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Henry Louis Gates Jr.
  • Name: Henry Louis Gates Jr.
  • Born: 09/16/1950 (70 years old)
  • Occupation: Author, documentary filmmaker, essayist, literary critic, professor

Henry LouisSkipGates Jr. (born September 16, 1950) is an American literary critic, teacher, historian, filmmaker and public intellectual who serves as the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He discovered what are considered the earliest known literary works of African-American writers, and has published extensively on appreciating African-American literature as part of the Western canon.

Genre: Essay, history, literature

Birth Place: Keyser, West Virginia, U.S.

Source: Wikipedia

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