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You can read this quote by Harold Cruse, from his book The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual (1967), in Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations. Read how the quote is referenced 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.

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