Quote of the Day: C.L.R. James on Revolution

The historian on how self-awareness often leads to uprisings.

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C.L.R. James

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You can read this quote by C.L.R. James, from a manuscript, “The People of the Gold Coast” (1960), in Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations. Read more about C.L.R. James 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.