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Quote of the Day: Rosa Parks

The civil rights activist on what made her feel empowered to keep her seat.

Rosa Parks receives the Congessional Medal of Honor. (Jeff Kowalsky/Getty Images)

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Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and the director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research at Harvard University. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Root. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

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