Henry Louis Gates Jr.

The history of the African American people seems far too wide, deep and complex to boil down into 6 television episodes, but that’s what Henry…

Massachusetts —  Henry Louis Gates Jr., the Harvard scholar, and Rudolph P. Byrd, a professor at Emory University, say their research for a new edition of “Cane” documents that Toomer was “a Negro who decided to pass for white.”

The W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research presents its annual lecture series at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown this evening, beginning at 5 pm.