Quote of the Day: Halle Berry on the Academy Awards

The actress on how her historic Oscar win opened the doors for her black peers in the industry.

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Halle Berry

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You can read this quote by Halle Berry, from her 2002 acceptance speech at the Academy Awards, in Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations. Watch Halle Berry’s full acceptance speech 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.