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Henry Louis Gates Jr. announced as editor-in-chief of the new Oxford Dictionary of African American English

Popular words used in Black culture for centuries are making their way into Oxford’s newest dictionary. Henry Louis Gates Jr., historian and director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University, has announced he will serve as editor-in-chief of the Oxford Dictionary of African American English, a new glossary of language that will contain popular phrases used by historical Black figures and modern-day Black Americans.
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Henry Louis Gates Jr. To Oversee Oxford's New African American Dictionary

Historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. will be at the helm of Oxford's new dictionary that will recognize Black culture's centuries-long impact on the English language. On Thursday (July 21), Gates Jr., Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University, announced that he will serve as the editor-in-chief of the Oxford Dictionary of African American English.
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Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. to Appear on WBGO's "All Things Soul"

(NEWARK, NJ) -- On Saturday, July 2 from 8:00am-10:00am (Eastern) WBGO will celebrate the July 4th weekend by recognizing the importance of Rhythm & Blues in American culture during All Things Soul hosted by Former Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson. Secretary Johnson's guest this weekend will be American literary critic, professor, historian, and filmmaker, Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.
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How Henry Louis Gates Jr. changed my mind about responding to racism

Henry Louis Gates Jr. doesn’t seem too worried about “critical race theory” or “white fragility” or “woke warriors” or any of those ridiculous buzzwords that get tossed around when people talk about race instead of talking to one another. “Despite the superficial differences,” Gates said to a packed house at ASU Gammage, “at the level of the genome we’re 99.99 percent the same.” ...
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Frederick Speaker Series presents Henry Louis Gates Jr.

An Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, journalist, cultural critic and institution builder, Henry Louis Gates Jr. 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. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford African American Studies Center, the first comprehensive scholarly online resource in the field of African American Studies and Africana Studies. His six-part PBS documentary series, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross (2013), which he wrote, executive produced and hosted, earned the Emmy Award for Outstanding Historical Program — Long Form, as well as the Peabody Award and NAACP Image Award. Gates is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He has received 54 honorary degrees, from institutions including the University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, New York University and Howard University. In 2006, he was inducted into the Sons of the American Revolution, after he traced his lineage back to John Redman, a Free Negro who fought in the Revolutionary War.
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Henry Louis Gates Jr. Gets New ‘Making Black America’ Docuseries at PBS

PBS and WETA today announced Making Black America: Through The Grapevine, a four-part series from executive producer, host and writer Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., will premiere in Fall 2022 on PBS stations nationwide. In this latest series from the acclaimed Harvard scholar and documentarian, Gates and director Stacey L....
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