2000 Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
“Race and Class in America”
Henry Louis Gates has been described as the most notable scholar of African American studies in the country. Currently, Dr. Gates is the director and professor of the W.E.B. DuBois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard University. Dr. Gates is a recipient of the MacArthur Foundation genius grant and author of such seminal works as Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man; Colored People: A memoir; and Loose Canons: Notes on Culture Wars. Dr. Gates also has narrated a BBC production titled “Wonders of the African World” and a PBS documentary.