Quote of the Day: Michael Jordan on Effort

The NBA icon on the perseverance needed to accomplish greatness.

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You can read this quote by Michael Jordan in his book I Can’t Accept Not Trying (1994) and in Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations. Read more about Michael Jordan 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.

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