Quote of the Day: Ishmael Reed on Cultures

Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Ishmael Reed
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You can find this quote from the book Writin’ Is Fightin’ (1988), and other quotes by Ishmael Reed, 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 the editor-in-chief of The Root. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.


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