Commentary: James Baldwin Speaks to the Nation on the Occasion of Donald Trump's Inauguration

Feb 3, 2017

James Baldwin (1924-1987), once seen as belonging to a past era, has grown in relevance as his uncanny ability to speak to America’s sins of exclusion and blindness have seemed more and more timely. So it felt appropriate to ask what he would say today. I asked him to choose five quotations from his works that he thought most applicable to the present occasion.

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