Celebrate James Baldwin’s Birthday

“Whoever debases others is debasing himself.” — The Fire Next Time

Although he spent a great deal of his life abroad, James Baldwin always remained a quintessentially American writer. Whether he was working in Paris or Istanbul, he never ceased to reflect on his experience as a black man in white America. In numerous essays, novels, plays and public speeches, the eloquent voice of James Baldwin spoke of the pain and struggle of black Americans and the saving power of brotherhood.

via James Baldwin – About the Author | American Masters | PBS.

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