Invitation to Provost’s Lecture Featuring Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


You are invited to join a virtual event featuring Henry Louis Gates, Jr – an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, journalist and cultural critic who has authored or co-authored 24 books and created 21 documentary films.

Dr. Gates is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard, is in the sixth season of hosting the PBS series “Finding Your Roots”.

Dr. Gates’s six-part PBS documentary series, “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross,” which he wrote, executive produced and hosted, earned the Emmy Award for Outstanding Historical Program—Long Form, as well as the Peabody Award, Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award and NAACP Image Award. His latest projects are the history series, “Reconstruction: America after the Civil War,” winner of the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, and the related books, “Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow,” with Tonya Bolden, and “Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow,” a New York Times Notable Book of 2019.

The Provost’s Lecture Series is a partnership of the Office of the Provost and the OSU Foundation to bring renowned thinkers, artists, designers and leaders to OSU to engage the community on topics of global significance.

Please contact Andrea McDaniel in the Office of the Provost if you have any questions and for information regarding future Provost’s Lectures.