How Don Cornelius Got His Start

Trace his rise to the top in this excerpt from Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s Life Upon These Shores.

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Excerpted from Life Upon These Shores by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.. Copyright © 2011 by Henry Louis Gates Jr. Excerpted by permission of Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

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