James Baldwin, Revolutionary Humanist

James Baldwin. Image: Bob Adelman via Magnolia Pictures

Review of I am Not Your Negro, about James Baldwin, originally published in Little Atoms on April 5th, 2017.

I’ll always remember the mind-expanding moment when as a younger man I watched footage of James Baldwin, cigarette in hand, looking down the barrel of a camera and patiently, but firmly, informing white Americans that the so-called “Negro problem” was one of their own invention.

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