Quote of the Day: Amilcar Cabral on Nationalism

The engineer and political leader on the relationship between history and revolution.

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Amilcar Cabral

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You can read this quote from Amilcar Cabral, from his speech “The Weapon of Theory” (1966), 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.