Quote of the Day: Howard Thurman on Doing What You Love

The educator and theologian on how fulfilling one’s purpose is the best contribution anyone can make to society.


Howard Thurman

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You can read this quote from Howard Thurman, which appeared in Gil Bailie’s Violence Unveiled (1995), in Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations. Read more about Thurman 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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