A collection of James Baldwin’s writings that speaks urgently to our current era of racial injustice, with an introduction by prominent Baldwin scholar Rich Blint
In his unforgettable, incandescent essays and poetry, James Baldwin diagnosed the racial injustices of the twentieth century and illuminated the struggles and triumphs of African Americans. Now, in our current age of persistent racial injustice and the renewed spirit of activism represented by the Black Lives Matter movement, Baldwin’s insights are more urgent than ever. Baldwin for Our Times features incisive essay selections from Notes of a Native Son and searing poetry from Jimmy’s Blues—writing to turn to for wisdom and strength as we seek to understand and confront the injustices of our times.
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Thanks for sharing this, Nesie. It sounds like a timely and important read/look at our times, what’s at risk, and hopefully, a call to action.