Quote of the Day: Barbara Jordan on Race Consciousness

The lawyer and U.S. congresswoman on the revolutionary urge in all black people. 

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Read how the quote is referenced in Barbara Jordan’s obituary 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.