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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.
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.

It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
The future is . . . black.
We have all had the experience of finding that our reactions and perhaps even our deeds have denied beliefs we thought were ours.
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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