Biography for In Search of Our Roots : How 19 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past
Random House, Inc.
HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR., is the director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research and holder of the distinguished title of Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University. He is the author of several award-winning works of literary criticism as well as the memoir Colored People; The Future of the Race, co-authored with Cornel West; andThirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man.