Articles by James Baldwin

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“Everything we face, we may not be able to change, but it is certain that what is not faced can never be changed.”
James Baldwin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Mar 2021

James Arthur Baldwin (1924-1987) was an American novelist, playwright, essayist, poet, and activist. His essays, collected in Notes of a Native Son, explore intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in the Western society of the United States during the mid twentieth-century.

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An Open Letter to My Sister, Miss Angela Davis
James Baldwin | New York Review of Books – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Jan 2019

November 19, 1970 – Since we live in an age in which silence is not only criminal but suicidal, I have been making as much noise as I can, here in Europe, on radio and television—in fact, have just returned from a land, Germany, which was made notorious by a silent majority not so very long ago. I was asked to speak on the case of Miss Angela Davis, and did so. Very probably an exercise in futility, but one must let no opportunity slide.

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