SOURCE: The New York Times
Nicholas Buccola's book, "The Fire Is Upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate Over Race in America" examines the debates between Baldwin and Buckley. The book is available now.
SOURCE: The Washington Post
September 15, 2019
Hundreds of thousands of people have watched the riveting 1965 debate between the two writers — one white, the other black — on YouTube.
SOURCE: The North Star
by Lindsey R. Swindall
Much like the time in which Baldwin wrote, we are living through a period of deep political division and social crisis framed by global discord.
by Robin Lindley
1964 portrait of James Baldwin. All photos courtesy of Sedat Pakay.Being out . . . one is really not very far out of the United States . . . One sees it better from a distance . . . from another place, from another country.-- James BaldwinJames Baldwin (1924-1987), the renowned American novelist, essayist, playwright, civil rights advocate and social critic, was an outspoken advocate for equality and respect for all citizens regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or sexual preference. His novels include Giovanni’s Room, Go Tell It on the Mountain, and Another Country, but he may be most remembered for his powerful essays, often reflections on the timeless American obsessions with race and sexuality, found in his books such as Notes of a Native Son, The Fire Next Time and Nobody Knows My Name.
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