Henry Louis Gates, Jr. speaks to the Aspen Institute about the Importance of Studying African-American Genealogy.
As a part of the Institute's monthly Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series, eminent African-America historian Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Harvard's Alphonse Fletcher University Professor, shares his research on African-American genealogies and proposes the study of genealogy as a new approach in teaching science and history in America's schools.
Henry Louis Gates Jr
Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, Jr. (born September 16, 1950, Piedmont, West Virginia) is a literary critic, educator, scholar, writer, editor, and public intellectual. Gates currently serves as the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University, where he is Chair of the African and African American Studies Department and Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research.
Walter Isaacson is the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies institute based in Washington, DC. He has been the chairman and CEO of CNN and the editor of TIME magazine.