Quote of the Day: Martin Luther King Jr. on Sacrifice

The civil rights activist and Nobel laureate on how he would give his life to help white people avoid the "death of the spirit."

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Martin Luther King Jr. (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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