Quote of the Day: Fannie Lou Hamer on the Path to Civil Rights

The renowned activist on the gradualist approach black people have been encouraged to take to achieve equality.

Read about Fannie Lou Hamer’s civil rights work 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.