Today would have been the 94th birthday of James Baldwin. The poet, writer, and activist died in 1987. If you have never seen the documentary film “I Am Not Your Negro” I highly recommend it. Baldwin had a courageous and prophetic voice, he was far ahead of his time. I heard him say these words in a video clip this morning ( I watched so many clips) so I made this image. The words are really staying with me. Baldwin was fierce and unafraid to say what he believed, but he was not a pessimist. His memory upholds that vision.
I’m including this video clip of the trailer for the film – I hope you get to see it.