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You can read this lyric from the song “U.N.I.T.Y.” (1993) in Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations. Read more about the song 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.