Quote of the Day: Richard Wright on Blacks and America

The author on how the fates of America and black Americans are inextricably intertwined. 

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Richard Wright

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You can read this quote from Richard Wright, which appeared in his book 12 Million Black Voices (1941), in Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations. Read the quote in its full context 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.