Category Archives: James Baldwin

A Report from Occupied Territory – James Baldwin (July 11, 1966)

“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 a spring day, … Continue reading

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Fillmore Street 1960

Lee’s Liquor Store at 1656-58 Fillmore Street, between Geary and Post, in early 1960s “KQED’s mobile film unit follows author and activist James Baldwin in the spring of 1963, as he’s driven around San Francisco to meet with members of … Continue reading

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The Whitewashing of King’s Assassination

“‘Woe to you, because you build tombs for the prophets, and it was your ancestors who killed them.’ Jesus’s rebuke to the Pharisees descended upon me on a cold January morning in 2017, in West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. … Continue reading

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Is James Baldwin America’s Greatest Essayist?

James Baldwin poses at his home in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, southern France, on November 6, 1979 “I finished The Fire Next Time on a plane to Greenville, South Carolina. I am here to give a talk tonight about the legacy of the … Continue reading

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The Report on Race That Shook America

“In July 1967, when President Lyndon B. Johnson formed a commission to analyze the riots then engulfing several major American cities, the radical wing of the civil-rights movement eyed his appointees with grave skepticism. Not only did the 11-person commission … Continue reading

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City of Night – John Rechy (1963)

“City of Night is a novel written by John Rechy. It was originally published in 1963 in New York by Grove Press. Earlier excerpts had appeared in Evergreen Review, Big Table, Nugget, and The London Magazine. City of Night is … Continue reading

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Angela Davis

A mural of Angela Davis at the Abode of Chaos Museum in France. “Angela Yvonne Davis (born January 26, 1944) is an American political activist, academic, and author. She emerged as a prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s … Continue reading

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