The HistoryMakers video oral history with Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, Jr.

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Imprint:Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr., 22 min., 53 sec.)) : sound, color.
Format: E-Resource Video Streaming Video
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Varying Form of Title:History Makers video oral history with Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, Jr.
Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, Jr.
Other authors / contributors:Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., interviewee.
Crowe, Larry F., interviewer.
Hickey, Matthew, director of photography.
HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection), production company.
Sound characteristics:digital
Digital file characteristics:video file
Notes:Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Recorded Cambridge, Massachusetts 2013 April 29.
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Summary:Historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. was born on September 16, 1950, in Piedmont, West Virginia to Pauline and Henry Louis Gates, Sr. Gates earned his B.A. degree from Yale in 1973. He was the first African American to receive an Andrew Mellon Foundation Fellowship to study at Cambridge University in England where he earned his Ph.D. degree in English language and literature. In 1976, Gates was appointed as a lecturer in English and African American studies at Yale University, and named Director of Undergraduate Studies. While serving as professor of English, literature and Africana Studies at Cornell University, from 1985 to 1990, Gates authored The Signifying Monkey: A Theory of Afro-American Literary Criticism. In 2013, he won a Peabody Award for The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. Gates also served as Director of the W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Research and was the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University.