James Arthur “Jimmy” Baldwin was an American novelist and social critic. His essays, as collected in Notes of a Native Son, explore palpable yet unspoken intricacies of racial, sexual, and class … Wikipedia
Born: August 2, 1924, New York City, New York, United States
Died: December 1, 1987, Saint Paul de Vence, France
Movies: I Am Not Your Negro, Where the Heart Is, Go Tell It on the Mountain, If Beale Street Could Talk
Short stories: Sonny’s Blues, Going to Meet the Man, The Rockpile, MORE
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.