Dorothy Dandridge
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You can read this quote by Dorothy Dandridge, from a 1954 interview with the New York Post, in Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations. Read more about Dandridge 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.