Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

President Barack Obama sits with Police Sergeant James Crowley (2nd right) of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. (2nd left), alongside US Vice President Joe Biden (left) as they share beers on the South Lawn near the Oval Office of the White House, They met in an effort to curb controversy, the so-called 'Beer Summit,' is being held after Crowley arrested Gates at his home on July 16, sparking tensions and racial furor.

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