Quote of the Day: Nat King Cole on Racism in the Media

The singer on the cancellation of his TV show because advertisers had concerns about an African-American host.

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You can read this quote, from Nat King Cole’s statement about the cancellation of his TV show in 1957, 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.