Remembering James Baldwin
His birthday was August 2nd. He was one of the greatest writers and thinkers of the 20th century. In his honor..and for our benefit....we should hear him ...in his own words.
If you have a free hour (lol), this is MUST watch video. James Baldwin's message in this and The Fire Next Time becomes even more powerful given today's political climate...and eerie in its accuracy (foreshadowing). All should really peep this...
Get to know James Baldwin...and the understanding he communicate in the last few minutes is why he is so important to know...
“Take no one’s word for anything, including
mine – but trust your experience.” – James Baldwin
James Baldwin on What's Important
“Color is not a human or personal reality; it
is a political reality.” – James Baldwin
“This is why the most dangerous creation of
any society is that man who has nothing to lose.” – James Baldwin
“If we do not dare everything, the
fulfillment of that prophecy, re-created from the Bible in song by a slave, is
upon us: God gave Noah the rainbow sign,
No More water, the fire next time!” – James Baldwin
Excerpt of speech from my film James Baldwin Anthology
in his own words...and for our benefit...if we listen.
“But it is not permissible that the authors
of devastation should also be innocent.
It is the innocence which constitutes the crime.” – James Baldwin
Who is the Nigger? -James Baldwin (clip)
We are capable of bearing a great burden, once we discover that the burden is reality and arrive where reality is. – James Baldwin