Quote of the Day: Hoyt W. Fuller on the Civil Rights Movement

The Black Arts Movement writer on how black Americans also used pen and paper to protest.

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You can read this quote by Hoyt W. Fuller, from his essay “Towards a Black Aesthetic” (1968), 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.