Henry Louis Gates


Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. An award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, journalist, cultural critic, and institution builder, Professor Gates has authored or coauthored twenty-two books and created eighteen documentary films, including Finding Your Roots. His six-part PBS documentary, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, earned an Emmy Award for Outstanding Historical Program-Long Form, as well as a Peabody Award, Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, and NAACP Image Award.


The Black Kingdom of the Nile

Charles Bonnet




Twelve Years a Slave

Solomon Northup


From Slave to Statesman: The Life of Educator, Editor, and...

Robert Heinrich and Deborah Harding


God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse

James Weldon Johnson


Iola Leroy: Or Shadows Uplifted

Frances Ellen Watkin Harper


In Search of Hannah Crafts: Critical Essays on the...

Hollis Robbins and Henry Louis Gates


You Don't Know Us Negroes and Other Essays

Henry Louis Gates, Zora Neale Hurston, et al.


You Don't Know Us Negroes and Other Essays

Zora Neale Hurston and Genevieve West