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TLI Spotlight Series: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Ozawa Hall in the evening


Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University. Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, journalist, cultural critic, and institution builder, Professor Gates has published numerous books and produced and hosted an array of documentary films. Finding Your Roots, his groundbreaking genealogy and genetics series, is in its tenth season on PBS, and his most recent history series, Gospel, premiered on PBS in February 2024. His latest book is The Black Box: Writing the Race (Penguin Random House, 2024).

The Spotlight Series is generously supported by Marillyn Tufte Zacharis.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. headshot

Performance Details

Aug 10, 2024, 5:00pm EDT