Quote of the Day: President Barack Obama on His Historic Election

The 44th U.S. president on the realization of the American dream. 

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Read President Barack Obama's speech in its entirety 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.

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