Monday, August 2, 1999

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  • James A. Baldwin–a Tribute

    He would have been 75 years old today. James Arthur Baldwin, recognized as one of the most important twentieth-century American writers, was born in Harlem on August 2, 1924. In his works, he exposed racial and sexual polarization in American society and challenged readers to confront and resolve these differences. Baldwin’s influence and popularity peaked during the 1960s, when he was regarded as a leading spokesperson of the civil rights movement.

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