Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, Jr., literary critic, educator, scholar, writer, editor & public intellectual. He was the 1st African American to receive the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship, & has received 51 honorary degrees & numerous awards for his teaching, research & development of institutions to study Black culture. He is a professor at Harvard, where he is Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African & African American Research. He also hosts several PBS television…
♍ Henry Louis Gates, Jr., (September 16, 1950 in Keyser, WV) is a literary critic, educator, scholar, writer, editor, and public intellectual. He was the first African American to receive the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship. He received a MacArthur Foundation grant in ‘81 to support his research for the Black Periodical Literary Project. Gates is an African-American educator and scholar, and the director of the W. E. B. DuBois Institute for African and African-American Research.
Andrew Carnegie, 1835-1919. Born in Scotland, emigrated to the United States with his parents in 1848. His first job in the U S was as a factory worker in a bobbin factory. Carnegie gave most of his money to establish libraries, schools, and universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and other countries, as well as a pension fund for former employees. Earned most of his fortune in the steel industry. His life was a true "rags to riches" story.
Henry Lewis Gates Jr. with his Peabody Awards for his documentary, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, Jr., (born September 16, 1950) is an American literary critic, educator, scholar, writer, and editor. 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.