Sunday, November 12, 2006

Q&A Henry Louis Gates Jr.

First appeared in the Boston Globe.

HENRY LOUIS GATES JR., the head of Harvard's African-American studies department, was hobbling around on crutches in the aftermath of leg surgery when he invited me into his Cambridge house last week. I was there to discuss "The Annotated Uncle Tom's Cabin," the new scholarly edition that he and Johns Hopkins University's Hollis Robbins prepared for W.W. Norton.