Cornelius Eady
Cornelius Eady

You can read this text from Cornelius Eady’s poem “Paradiso” in the book You Don’t Miss Your Water (1995) and in Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations. Read the quote in its full context 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 editor-in-chief of The Root. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

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