Quote of the Day: Stepin Fetchit on 1st-Class Black People

The actor on how he introduced and influenced the perception of high-class black Americans.

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Stepin Fetchit

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You can read this quote from Stepin Fetchit, which was said during a New York Times interview, in Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations. Read how the quote is referenced 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.