Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s presents the F. Joseph Callahan Distinguished Lecture, which is also the keynote address for the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities’ contributions to the Cleveland Humanities Festival. Gates is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. A literary critic and filmmaker, he also sits as jury chair of Cleveland’s Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards. He has authored or co-authored 21 books and created 16 documentary films, the latest of which is Black America since MLK: And Still I Rise. Known for his commitment to African-American representation in literature and film and his fight for the recognition of that history, Gates has received more than 55 honorary degrees as well as numerous academic and social action awards.
This event is part of the Think Forum Lecture Series.
This event is SOLD OUT. However, Professor Gate’s lecture will be live-streamed to the Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom, located at 11038 Bellflower Road. The live-streaming is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Click HERE to reserve tickets.