Quote of the Day: Jesse Owens on Helping Others as You Climb

The Olympic track star on how successful black people should empower black children to succeed.

Jesse Owens (Wikimedia Commons)
Jesse Owens (Wikimedia Commons)

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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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