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Readout of the President's Phone Call with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
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For Immediate Release                                                         July 24, 2009

Readout of the President’s Phone Call with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
The President called and connected with Professor Gates at 3:15 this afternoon. They had a positive discussion during which the President told Gates about his call with Sgt. Crowley and statement to the media. The President also invited Gates to join him with Sgt. Crowley at the White House in the near future.