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Anisfield-Wolf Jury Chair Henry Louis Gates Jr. Has Portrait Unveiled At National Portrait Gallery

Source: Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

We’ve long felt honored to have Henry Louis Gates, Jr., one of the nation’s most preeminent African American scholars, as our jury chair. Having met him numerous times over the past few years, I’m always awed by his depth of knowledge and his ease in front of a crowd.

All of this makes him a wonderful human being and all the more deserving of his latest honor. Henry Louis Gates Jr is the one of the latest Americans to have his portrait displayed at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. In a portrait commissioned by Harvard University, Gates is depicted with several influential works, those of W.E.B. DuBois, Wole Soyinka and Kwame Anthony Appiah.

We are very, very proud for his portrait to be included amongst some of the most prominent people in U.S. history. Kudos on a well-deserved honor!

  • Wilson Moore

    April 18, 2015

    He deserves this and more. Thank you for honoring him and for the awards.

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