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us: Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.

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    • us: Gates, Skip
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    • Birth Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Piedmont (W. Va.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Tanzania
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research
        • Organization: (naf) Yale University
        • Organization: (naf) Clare College (University of Cambridge)
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        (lcsh) Literary critics
          (lcsh) Essayists
            (lcsh) Educators
              (lcsh) Editors
          • Earlier Established Forms

              Gates, Henry Louis
          • Sources

            • found: Davis, C.T. Black is the color of the cosmos, 1982 (a.e.) CIP galley t.p. (Henry-Louis Gates, Jr.) pub. info. (prof., Afro-American stud., Yale Univ.) book t.p. (Henry Louis Gates)
            • found: Black literature and literary theory, 1984: CIP t.p. (Henry Louis Gates, Jr.) CIP data sheet (b. Sept. 16, 1950)
            • found: His Colored people, 1993: CIP t.p. (Henry Louis Gates, Jr.) Pub. info (Skip Gates)
            • found: Africana, 1999: CIP t.p. (Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Harvard Univ.)
            • found: Contrib. biog. info. for The new Negro (Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, Harvard University)
            • found: Gordon Parks, 2012: v. 1, p. 5 (Henry Louis Gates, Jr.)
            • found: The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought, accessed via The Oxford African American Studies Center online database, July 27, 2014: (Gates, Henry Louis Jr.; literary critic, essayist, educator, magazine and journal editor, publisher, literary scholar; born 16 September 1950 in Piedmont, Mineral County, West Virginia, United States; graduated with a degree in History from Yale University (1973), took a year off to travel in East Africa and work as a volunteer in a hospital in rural Tanzania; won a fellowship to Clare College, Cambridge, where he pursued a PhD in history; editor, the Black Periodical Project, which he initiated at Yale; as a general editor or co-editor of anthologies and reference books, including the Norton Anthology of African American Literature, The Oxford Companion to African American Literature, and the Encyclopedia Africana, he has been the gatekeeper of the institutional study of black literature and culture in the American academy since the 1980s)
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            • 1981-12-21: new
            • 2015-03-13: revised
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