Josephine Baker
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You can read this quote by Josephine Baker, from her autobiography, Josephine (1977), in Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations. Read the quote 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.