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.

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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