James Baldwin (Photo: Allen Warren via Wikimedia)

A New Generation Reflects on the Genius of James Baldwin

The prolific and prophetic author James Baldwin first published a collection of essays in 1963 titled “The Fire Next Time,” compiling his thoughts about a year in American history that included Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and the bombing of a Black church in Birmingham which resulted in the tragic deaths of four little Black girls preparing for Sunday school. [read more…]