Quote of the Day: Frederick Douglass on Slavery and Black Fathers

The abolitionist and autobiographer on how slavery stripped African-American families of fathers.

Frederick Douglass (John D. Kisch/Separate/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.