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About James Baldwin
James Baldwin was an American writer, poet and social critic.
"Go Tell It on the Mountain", "Giovanni's Room", "The Fire Next Time", "No Name in the Street", "The Devil Finds Work".
Racism, sexual/class distinctions.
He was inducted into the Legacy Walk in 2012. He is regarded as one of the most important civil rights writers of all time.
His Personal Life
One of his best friends was Marlon Brando. They were friends for more than 2 decades and they were roommates! Nina Simone, Allen Ginsberg, Miles Davis, Martin Luther King, Elia Kazan and Toni Morrison were close friends of his. Maya Angelou has described him as her "friend and brother".
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Famous quotes by James Baldwin
An identity would seem to be arrived at by the way in which the person faces and uses his experience.James Baldwin
But the relationship of morality and power is a very subtle one. Because ultimately power without morality is no longer power.James Baldwin
The paradox of education is precisely this that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.James Baldwin
The primary distinction of the artist is that he must actively cultivate that state which most men, necessarily, must avoid the state of being alone.James Baldwin
The South is very beautiful but its beauty makes one sad because the lives that people live here, and have lived here, are so ugly.James Baldwin
James Baldwin's Popularity
James Baldwin was a famous American writer, poet and social critic, who was born on August 2, 1924. As a person born on this date, James Baldwin is listed in our database as the 24th most popular celebrity for the day (August 2) and the 15th most popular for the year (1924).
People born on August 2 fall under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion. James Baldwin is the 919th most popular Leo.
Aside from information specific to James Baldwin's birthday, James Baldwin is the 5993rd most famous American and ranks 7th in famous people born in Harlem, New York, U.S.
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