Quote of the Day: Ralph Ellison on Culture

The novelist on black influence in America.  

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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.