James Baldwin

Celebrate the birthday of James Baldwin, one of the most important American writers in the 20th century, as well as a civil rights activist.


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James Baldwin

By: Eric from Elmhurst
James Baldwin was a famed African American novelist and essayist whose writings dealt with homosexual issues before the gay liberation movement.

The Word Revolutionist: James Baldwin

By: Sebastian Ruiz
James Baldwin was a highly influential author of the Harlem Renaissance.


James Baldwin by Robert Shetterly,

By: Robert Shetterly

Civil Rights activist and writer James Baldwin portrayed as one of the Americans Who Tells the Truth series of courageous portraits by Robert Shetterly

James Baldwin , photo by Carl Van Vechten from the Gallery

By: Carl Van Vechten
James Baldwin's novels include "Go Tell It on the Mountain" and his essays include "Notes Of a Native Son". His was an impassioned voice for Civil Rights .


My Hero suggested viewing: TED Talk: The World According to James Baldwin.

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Trailer for If Beale Street Could Talk (2018). This is an adaptation of a short story by James Baldwin directed by Barry Jenkins.

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