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."