Quote of the Day: Nelson Mandela on Activism

On his 95th birthday, The Root features a quote from the civil rights hero on what movements require.

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Nelson Mandela (Thomas Coex/AFP/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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