15 James Baldwin Quotes to Bring you Closer to Humanity

Born in 1924, James Baldwin was an American essayist, novelist, playwright and social critic. He became an important voice through writing passionately about racial discrimination, spirituality and humanity. Baldwin’s writings approach social issues and the psychological pressure affecting African Americans and individuals with different sexual orientations, a then-taboo subject. Baldwin explores another controversial subject – interracial relationships — in his novel Another Country. As a victim of racism, Baldwin became an active participant in the civil rights struggle. The assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., pushed the author into using a more strident tone in his later work called No Name in the Street. Some of Baldwin’s best work includes The Fire Next Time, The Devil Finds Work, Nobody Knows my Name and Remember this House – which is an unfinished manuscript that forms the basis of the documentary film I Am Not Your Negro. An advocate for equity and acceptance, Baldwin died in December 1987. Here are 15 James Baldwin quotes to bring you closer to humanity. Please try to remember that what they believe, as well as what they do and cause you to endure does not testify to your inferiority but to their […]

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