Quote of the Day: Nelson Mandela on Democracy

The anti-apartheid icon and former South African president on his life’s mission.

Nelson Mandela
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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.