James Baldwin Quotes (173 quotes)
Open Letter to My Sister Angela Y. Davis (1971)
“The White man, someone told me, discovered the Cross by way of the Bible, but the Black man discovered the Bible by way of the Cross.”
Evidence of Things Not Seen (1985)
The Fire Next Time (1963)
“The making of an American begins at that point where he himself rejects all other ties, any other history, and himself adopts the vesture of his adopted land.”
Collected Essays, Volume 2 (Library of America, 1998), p. 23
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJames Baldwin
Born: August 2, 1924
Died: December 1, 1987 (aged 63)
Occupation: Educator, writer, novelist, poet, playwright, activist
Bio: James Arthur Baldwin was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic.