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Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Alphonse Fletcher, Jr. University Professor & Director, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, journalist, cultural critic, and institution builder.  Professor Gates is a founder of the AfricaMap and WorldMap map platforms which support a range of map-based collaborations within Harvard and outside Harvard.  Professor Gates has also developed a range of analytic maps based on the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database which he uses in teaching and in his PBS series Finding Your Roots.