C.T. Vivian
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You can read this quote by C.T. Vivian, from Black Power and the American Myth (1970), in Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations. Read more about Vivian 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.