Quote of the Day: President Barack Obama on Public Service

Henry Louis Gates Jr.
President Barack Obama
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You can read this quote by President Barack Obama, from a 2007 interview in Time magazine, 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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