Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Babacar M'Baye (Kent State University)
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is one of the most prolific American scholars of his generation. He has helped many blacks in the United States appreciate the richness of their African and African American roots and their contributions to American history and society. Through exploration of both the successes and trials of African Americans from slavery to the present, Gates has revived the confidence of many blacks in the United States who continue to suffer from the legacies of a brutal past. Gates has explored these legacies in both American history and literature in inclusive ways that reveal the complex meaning of blackness in American multiracialism and multiculturalism.

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Citation: M'Baye, Babacar. "Henry Louis Gates Jr.". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 14 August 2009 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=1701, accessed 03 October 2023.]

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