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Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Pre-eminent Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. was arrested outside his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts on July 16, 2009, charged with disorderly conduct. A passerby had reported suspicious behavior on behalf of a neighbor when she noticed Gates struggling to get inside his home, returning from a trip to China.
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