Tag Archives: James Baldwin

Notes on a native son

The unfolding events of recent weeks in the United States have fostered a long overdue interest in the writings of many Black American authors. Few African American writers have had the deep and lasting impact on our culture that James … Continue reading

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but then you read

 

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When Great Trees Fall

Maya Angelou wrote the poem “When Great Trees Fall” when James Baldwin died in December of 1987, and read the poem at his funeral… “When Great Trees Fall” by Maya Angelou When great trees fall, rocks on distant hills shudder, … Continue reading

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Black Books Matter

In honor of Black History Month, the National Book Foundation has published a timeline of National Book Award honorees.

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