TITLE

Sorting out the African legacy

AUTHOR(S)
Sanoff, A.P.
PUB. DATE
March 1992
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;3/16/92, Vol. 112 Issue 10, p63
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses how Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. faces the greatest challenge of his career as he attempts to transform Harvard's foundering Afro-American studies department into a program of the first rank and, in the process, remove the cloud of mediocrity that has hovered over black studies for two decades. The emergence of Afro-American studies; What separates Gates from many others in the field; An accurate assessment of the African contribution will take awhile; More.
ACCESSION #
9203161068

 

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