National Medal Winner - Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
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PHOTO: 'Encarta Africana 2000' CD Gates Jr., Henry Louis, National Humanities Medal, 1998
"Encarta Africana 2000" CD and book, entitled Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, edited by himself and Kwame Anthony Appiah
"At the beginning of the twentieth century, W.E.B. Du Bois, the greatest black intellectual of all time, announced that the most effective way to fight anti-black racism would be the publication of a comprehensive encyclopedia of the black world...Ninety years later, some 400 scholars finally banded together to produce this encyclopedia on a CD-ROM entitled Encarta Africana."

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