Quote of the Day: Ralph Ellison on Black Humor

The novelist on the significance of humor to African Americans.

Ralph Ellison (Library of Congress)
Ralph Ellison (Library of Congress)

Read how the quote is used to explain America’s post-World War II culture here.

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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