W E B (William Edward Burgha Du Bois

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is W. E. B. Du Bois Professor of Humanities, Chair of African and African American Studies, and Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He has edited several major reference works, including African American Lives, Africana, and the forthcoming African American National Biography. In addition, he is Editor in Chief of the new online Oxford African American Studies Center (www.oxfordaasc.com).