Black History Month- James Baldwin

    -August 2, 1924- December 1, 1987 -Novelist and playwright during the mid-20th century. -While not a marching activist, Baldwin emerged as one of the leading voices in the civil rights movement for his compelling work on race, notably Notes of a Native Son and The Fire Next Time. Baldwin was out about his homosexuality and atheist beliefs. -In addition to writing, he also taught at several universities. -He broke new literary ground with the exploration of racial and social issues in his many works. He was especially well ... [read more]