2008 Recipients

Charles P. Henry

2008 CAAIE Award PhotoDr. Charles P. Henry is a professor of African American Studies. In 1994 Professor Henry was appointed to the National Council on the Humanities by former President Clinton. He taught at Denison University and Howard University before joining UC Berkeley in 1981. He was chair of the board of directors of Amnesty International U.S.A. from 1986 to 1988. From 1998-2001 he served as the Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Equity in the Office of the Chancellor. He also served as the Chair of the African American Studies Department at UC Berkeley from 2000-2002. UC Berkeley’s Chair of African American Studies Department, Ula Taylor, wrote about Charles Henry, “Over the years, Professor Henry has significantly contributed to the quality of academic life at Berkeley by inspiring his undergraduate students to think critically about race and racism, his graduate students to stretch their scholarly imagination, and his colleagues to fully embrace the privilege of teaching and research.” He holds a doctorate in Political Science from the University of Chicago.