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From the magazine’s archive: a selection of pieces by and about Baldwin, on the occasion of what would have been his ninety-seventh birthday. Source: Sunday Reading: Celebrating James Baldwin | The New Yorker
By Katrina vanden Heuvel ` In July 1966, James Baldwin published “A Report from Occupied Territory,” a despairing essay in The Nation contemplating race relations in Harlem and other American cities. Describing the deep sense of alienation and despair in … Continue reading
By James Baldwin On April 17, 1964, in Harlem, New York City, a young salesman, father of two, left a customer’s apartment and went into the streets. There was a great commotion in the streets, which, especially since it was … Continue reading
This is a fantastic and provocative article. How far have we really come in this nation when it comes to race relations? Birmingham, 1963 to Detroit, 2010- The tragedy of bombed and brutalized black girls | Race-Talk.