Quote of the Day: Eleanor Holmes Norton on Subjugated Groups

The lawyer and activist on how her blackness enables her to empathize with oppressed groups.    

Posted:
 
eleanor20holmes20norton_qod_large
Eleanor Holmes Norton (The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Read The Root's coverage of Eleanor Holmes Norton here.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and founding director of the Hutchins Center 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. 

Like The Root on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.