Henry Louis Gates Jr. Donates Handcuffs To The Smithsonian
Henry Louis Gates Jr., the Harvard professor that made headlines after he was arrested by Cambridge police, is donating the handcuffs used to detain him to the Smithsonian.
Gates tells the New York Times that he donated the handcuffs to the new National Museum of African American History and Culture after reconciling with Sgt. James Crowley.
The professor’s arrest in July sparked a national debate on racial profiling ultimately leading to the “The Beer Summit”; a meeting between Gates, Sgt. James Crowley and President Barack Obama.