The event was part of the “Facets of Mount Auburn” lecture series sponsored by the Boston Public Library, the Boston Athenaeum, Historic New England, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the National Park Service.
To celebrate the 175th anniversary of Mount Auburn Cemetery and its African-American history, Henry Louis Gates talked about the creation of the one-volume edition of the 5-volume Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, which he co-edited. The book is a guide to African-American cultural, religious and political movements, including references to blacks buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery. Professor Gates talked about Africa and the African Diaspora. He also reflected on the influences of W.E.B. Du Bois, Rosa Parks and Wole Soyinka on his life.
The event was part of the “Facets of Mount Auburn” lecture series sponsored by the Boston Public Library, the Boston Athenaeum, Historic New England, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the National Park Service. close
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