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Stamp advisory committee in row with USPS over Harry Potter stamp

Stamp advisory committee in row with USPS over Harry Potter stamp

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The release of a series of Harry Potter stamps by the U.S. Postal Service has created some bad magic with its advisory board and collectors, officials say.

'The Bondwoman's Narrative' author is identified by professor

NEW YORK, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A South Carolina university professor says Hannah Bond is the author of "The Bondwoman's Narrative," the first novel written by an African-American woman.

Harvard prof settles civil rights lawsuit

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Prominent Harvard neuroscientist S. Allen Counter has settled a civil rights lawsuit against the Cambridge Police Department over his 2006 arrest, he said.
Oprah's 'aunt' says Kelley misquoted her

Oprah's 'aunt' says Kelley misquoted her

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- Katherine Carr Esters, an 82-year-old cousin Oprah Winfrey calls "aunt," says author Kitty Kelley misquoted her in the new book "Oprah: A Biography."

Officer fired for 'jungle monkey' e-mail

BOSTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A Boston police officer who sent an e-mail calling Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. a "jungle monkey" has been fired.
Researchers probe police racial profiling

Researchers probe police racial profiling

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. law enforcement agencies are using new research and training techniques aimed at eliminating racial profiling by police, criminal justice analysts say.
Cambridge cop cleared of 8 complaints

Cambridge cop cleared of 8 complaints

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The policeman who arrested black Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates in his own home was cleared in eight previous citizen complaints, a Boston newspaper says.
Boston officer sues over Gates discipline

Boston officer sues over Gates discipline

BOSTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- A Boston police officer suspended for using a racial slur against Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., says his civil rights have been violated.
Gates sends flowers to woman 911 caller

Gates sends flowers to woman 911 caller

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- Henry Louis Gates Jr. has sent flowers to express his gratitude to the woman whose 911 call led to his arrest in Cambridge, Mass., the woman's attorney said.
July 31, 2009

July 31, 2009

U.S. President Barack Obama said he is hopeful his "beer summit" on race will result in a "positive lesson from this episode."
By United Press International
Crowley: Meeting 'cordial,' no apologies

Crowley: Meeting 'cordial,' no apologies

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- Cambridge, Mass., Police Sgt. James Crowley says his White House meeting with Professor Henry Louis Gates Thursday was "very cordial" but included no apologies.
July 30, 2009

July 30, 2009

With the president and Congress trying to reform healthcare in the United States, the government-run health insurance program Medicare marks its 44th anniversary.
By United Press International

Boston cop out after alleged Gates slur

BOSTON, July 29 (UPI) -- A Boston police officer has been suspended for allegedly referring to black Harvard University Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. by a racial slur, officials said.
Gates caller says she'd dial 911 again

Gates caller says she'd dial 911 again

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 29 (UPI) -- The neighbor who reported a possible break-in at the Cambridge, Mass., home of Henry Louis Gates Jr. said she has been called a racist, scorned and threatened.
Powell says Gates should have reflected

Powell says Gates should have reflected

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 28 (UPI) -- Ex-U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell says Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. could have defused the incident that led to his arrest.
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Ph.D. professor of the Humanities and chair of the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, is awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at commencement ceremonies at Washington University in St. Louis on May 19, 2006. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, Jr., (born September 16, 1950) is an American literary critic, educator, scholar, writer, editor, and public intellectual. He was the first African American to receive the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship. He has received numerous honorary degrees and awards for his teaching, research, and development of academic institutions to study black culture. In 2002, Gates was selected to give the Jefferson Lecture, in recognition of his "distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities." The lecture resulted in his 2003 book, The Trials of Phillis Wheatley.

As the host of the 2006 and 2008 PBS television miniseries African American Lives, Gates explored the genealogy of prominent African Americans. Gates sits on the boards of many notable arts, cultural, and research institutions. He serves as the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University, where he is director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. Michael Kinsley referred to him as "the nation's most famous black scholar." However he is criticized as non-representative of Black people by prominent African-American scholars such as John Henrik Clarke, Molefi Asante and Maulana Karenga.

Gates was born in Keyser, West Virginia, to Pauline Augusta Coleman and Henry Louis Gates, Sr. He grew up in neighboring Piedmont, the inspiration for his best-selling memoir Colored People. At the age of 14, Gates was injured while playing touch football, fracturing the ball and socket joint of his hip, resulting in a slipped epiphysis. The injury was misdiagnosed by a physician who told Gates's mother that his problem was psychosomatic. When the physical damage finally healed, Gates' right leg was two inches shorter than his left. Because of the injury, Gates uses a cane to help him walk.

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