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Circa Renaissance: Henry Louis Gates Jr. gives advice to a younger generation

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WATCH | Circa Renaissance, a new co-production with Armstrong Williams Productions, will bring the millennial audience advice and insight from a series of experts who have made already made their mark. 

First up is Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is an author, critic, professor, historian and filmmaker. He teaches at Harvard as the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor, is the host of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr. on PBS and is Director of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research. 

Henry Louis Gates: Genealogy and African American History

WATCH | Gates discusses race in the United States.

His "The Signifying Monkey" is a 1989 American Book Award winner and in the same year he won an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for editing the 30 volumes of "The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers." 

He was named a MacArthur Fellow in 1981 and was listed in Time among its "25 Most Influential Americans" in 1997.

He received the National Humanities Medal in 1998 and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1999.

Russell Wilson with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. at The Richmond Forum

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