James Baldwin

James Baldwin (1924–1987) was an American essayist, poet, social critic, and novelist. 

Baldwin gazed upon the racial topography of early-1960s America and saw not a dreamscape of possibility, but a sobering and ongoing nightmare. more

Dec 3, 2012 1:16 PM Magazine

James Baldwin's thoughts on his nephew's future—in a country with a terrible history of racism— first appeared in The Progressive magazine in 1962. Over 50 years later his words are, sadly, more relevant than ever. more

Jan 1, 1962 7:02 PM Magazine 21 Comments