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Bob Marley
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Bob Marley
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You can read this quote from “Redemption Song” (1980), and additional quotes by Bob Marley, in Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations. Listen to the song here.

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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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