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Carl Van Vechten, Harlem Photographs, Images of African-American History

I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain. ― James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

“I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all.” James Baldwin

dayosenergy: “ photo by Dmitri Kasterine, James Baldwin, France, 1979 ”

Toni Morrison and James Baldwin

Two exceptionally gifted African-American authors: Toni Morrison and James Baldwin

James Baldwin Homes, 131st Street and 5th Ave., Harlem; 81 Horatio St., New York City    Baldwin wrote about homosexuality and bisexuality at a time when most were afraid to do so, although he is perhaps best known for his works dealing with race, such as Notes of a Native Son. He was born in 1924 at a house that stood on a Harlem intersection. Many of his works, such as Giovanni’s Room, were groundbreaking in their graphic depictions of gay life.

James Baldwin was an essayist, playwright and novelist regarded as a highly insightful, iconic writer with works like The Fire Next Time and Another Country.

Cicely Tyson, James Baldwin, Arthur Mitchell, Harry Belafonte attend a 1969 production of Lorraine Hansberry’s play To Be Young, Gifted and Black

Cicely Tyson, James Baldwin, Arthur Mitchell (dancer and founder, Dance Theatre of Harlem) and Harry Belafonte attend the “To Be Young, Gifted And Black” gala on January 1969 at the Cherry Lane Theater in New York City. Photo by Ron Galella.

James Baldwin on Your Pain - “You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.”

James Baldwin on Your Pain - “You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.

An artfully beautiful portrait of actress/singer Pearl Bailey.

Pearl Mae Bailey - Singer/actress, starred in the movie "St. Louis Blues", appeared in "Hello Dolly" on Broadway

In Which You Must Now Proceed Elsewhere - Home - This Recording

by Steve Schapiro James Baldwin with Abandoned Child, Durham, North Carolina, From the book Steve Schapiro: Then and Now.

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