November 12, 2008

Aurora Forum: Henry Louis Gates, Jr

KQED has a great program on tonight which will be repeated a 2am PST tomorrow (11/13/2008) and at 1pm on Saturday featuring an interview of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. conducted byClaude Steele, Professor of Behavioral Sciences at Stanford.

This was recorded on Oct. 23rd so it was before the election results, but they had a very interesting discussion about what it means for African-Americans with an Obama win.

Here's the blurb:

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is most recognized for his extensive research of African-American history and literature, and for developing and expanding the African-American studies program at Harvard University. The first black to receive a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, Gates is the author of many books, articles, essays and reviews, and has received numerous awards and honorary degrees. Gates speaks with interviewer Claude Steele from Stanford University's Kresge Auditorium.

Currently there is no audio archive for this program, but I want to go back to listen to this interview again as these are two of our more remarkable public intellectuals. Check it out if you have the time.

Posted by Mary at November 12, 2008 09:06 PM | Entertainment | Technorati links |