Intellectual/Author/Historian/Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. Opens Up at CWRU


Thu 3/23 @ 6PM

Aldous Huxley wrote about the “doors of perception.” Henry Louis Gates Jr. is a gate of perception. An award-winning Harvard scholar, literary critic, historian, author and filmmaker, he comes to Case Western-Reserve University to deliver this year’s F. Joseph Callahan Distinguished Lecture.

It’s part the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities series of presentations on “ancestry.” Gates is apt, as a spokesman for the African-American experience. A frequent PBS contributor, Gates often at odds with the fashionably militant left as he argues for inclusion and interpretations of the past.

Due to the enormous public interest, likely overflow audiences for Gates’ talk will go to the Tinkham Veale University Center ballroom, where the lecture will be simulcast. Tickets for both locations are free but must be reserved via the website. Standby guests will be admitted based on available seats.

[Written by Charles Cassady]

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