Monday, November 12, 2012

Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosts a PBS segment (Nov. 15)

Henry Louis Gates Jr. will visit Ferris State University’s Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia on Thursday, Nov. 15.

Gates, a nationally-known educator, cultural and literary critic, scholar and writer will be creating a film component to a six-part series,  “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross” for PBS.  

Gates is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the University’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African American Research. He has received more than 50 honorary degrees and, in 1997, was named one of Time magazine’s “25 Most Influential Americans.” 

Admission to the Museum is free. Hours are noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

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