James Baldwin was a novelist, playwright, poet, and civil rights advocate. His best known works include the novel Go Tell It on the Mountain and the essay collections Notes of a Native Son and The Fire Next Time.
"You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive."
— James Baldwin
ARTICLES FEATURING JAMES
Everybody Knows His Name: James Baldwin and Richard Avedon’s “Nothing Personal”
Avedon and Baldwin on American mass culture, white supremacy, love, and solidarity....
The Terror Is Constant: On Richard Avedon and James Baldwin’s “Nothing Personal”
A collaboration between two 20th-century greats....
Mentors: James Baldwin
He missed the first class. In fact, he missed the first three....