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James Baldwin
(1924-1987) born on
Aug 02
US novelist, essayist. He was a noted spokesman for American blacks in 1950s-60s.
         
   
F
It is a great shock at the age of five or six to find that in a world of Gary Coopers you are the Indian.

R
It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
A
The future is . . . black.
N
We have all had the experience of finding that our reactions and perhaps even our deeds have denied beliefs we thought were ours.
K
Freedom is not something that anybody can be given, freedom is something people take and people are as free as they want to be.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Speech, Cambridge Union, 17 Feb 1965
R: The Price of The Ticket, "No Name in the Street" (1972; repr. 1985).
A: The Observer," 'Sayings of the Week', 25 Aug 1963
N: The Crusade of Indignation," in Nation (New York, 7 Jul 1956; repr. in The Price of the Ticket, 1985).
K: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
   


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