In an effort to transport academic resources from the ivory tower to urban neighborhoods, Harvard University has announced the opening of an after-school program in Dorchester, Mass., that will use the internet to teach poor black youth about African-American history.

The W.E.B. DusBois Institute for Afro-American Research, run by Harvard Professor Henry "Skip" Louis Gates Jr., has joined the Ella J. Baker House in Dorchester to provide 15 weeks of free computer classes in black history

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