Harvard Book Store welcomes HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR.—the founding Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University, author or co-author of twenty-one books, and Emmy Award-winning creator fifteen documentary films—for a discussion of The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers, a landmark collection documenting the social, political, and artistic lives of African American women throughout nineteenth century. Professor Gates will be in conversation with EVELYN BROOKS HIGGINBOTHAM, the Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University.
This event is not ticketed
The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers will be on sale at the event for 20% off.
This event is co-sponsored by the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University.
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