Quote of the Day: Frederick Douglass on Skin Color

The abolitionist and autobiographer on how one's intellect is not defined by complexion.

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Frederick Douglass (Fotosearch/Getty Images)

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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.

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