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2017: Henry Louis Gates

Fellow in Residence

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Black America Since MLK:
A Conversation with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


Shaw Hall, Younts Conference Center
5:30 – 6:45 p.m., March 30, 2017

Please arrive early as seating is limited.

Presented by Furman University’s Riley Institute and Department of Politics and International Affairs

Join us Thursday, March 30, at 5:30 p.m. to view a thirty-minute highlight reel of Dr. Henry Louis Gates’ documentary, Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise,” followed by a conversation with Dr. Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University and an Emmy award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and cultural critic.

Beryl Dakers, executive director of Cultural Programming for South Carolina ETV and executive producer for SCETV’s Outreach program, will host the conversation with Dr. Gates.

“Imagine if Martin Luther King woke up and he asked you, ‘What’s happened since I’ve been gone?’ What would you say? That is the conceit of the series,” explains Dr. Gates. His hope is that White and Black Americans will listen as Black people talk to each other about what their lives mean and what these events signify.

For more information about Dr. Henry Louis Gates, click here. For a 90 second preview interview with Dr. Gates, click here.