Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Henry Louis Gates Jr.September 25, 2017
7:30 p.m.


An Evening with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

and Tania León: Turning History into Art 

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, journalist, and cultural critic and has authored seventeen books and created fourteen documentary films. Host of the popular show Finding Your Roots, Professor Gates is one of the United States’ most influential cultural critics and is both an eloquent commentator and formidable intellectual force on multicultural and African American issues.

The lecture will include a moderated discussion conducted by UCA journalist Dr. Donna Lampkin Stephens, a preview performance of one of the arias of the Little Rock Nine opera (Tania León, composer) and audience Q&A.

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