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Moments from the Black Past

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On March 14, 2021
Fascinating discussion of a 1973 dinner between James Baldwin, Josephine Baker, and Henry Louis Gates. The latter was just starting out. He was commissioned to talk to these two legends of 20th century Black life for Time, which of course then spiked the story. This modest gathering in the south of France in 1973 proves […]
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Baldwin

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On December 2, 2017
The influence of James Baldwin over American thought has grown significantly in recent years. Yesterday was the 30th anniversary of his death and this Brandon Tensley essay about him is worth your time. Thirty years after Baldwin’s death, though, America has found itself in a Baldwin renaissance. This resurfacing of Baldwin is ubiquitous, from journalist […]
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