You can find this quote from the essay “Culture: Negro, Black and Nigger,” in The Black Scholar (1970), and additional quotes by Johnnetta B. Cole, in Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations. Read more about, and watch video of, Cole 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.