Quote of the Day: Barbara Jordan

The lawyer and U.S. congresswoman said that what the American people want is very simple.

Rep. Barbara Jordan of Texas (U.S. Library of Congress)

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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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