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James Baldwin, 89

August 2, 2013

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Were he alive, James Baldwin, one of my heroes, would have turned eighty-nine today.

By way of small celebration, I spent some time this morning with Notes of a Native Son, and re-read Lavelle Porter’s excellent piece on Baldwin’s uncollected writings in Cross of Redemption, along with this interview Baldwin gave to The Paris Review. Worthy reads, all.

Happy birthday, James Baldwin. Rest in power.

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