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Gates Jr, Henry Louis

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research and the holder of the distinguished Alphonse Fletcher Jr. University Professorship at Harvard. The author of several award-winning works of literary criticism, he also wrote the memoir Colored People ; The Future of the Race , coauthored with Cornel West; and Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man .