Please Join BUILD in wishing the distinguished Poet-Laureate-Civil Rights Champion, James Baldwin, Happy Birthday!
Who Was James Baldwin?
Writer and playwright James Baldwin published the 1953 novel Go Tell It on the Mountain, receiving acclaim for his insights on race, spirituality and humanity. Other novels included Giovanni's Room, Another Country and Just Above My Head, as well as essays like Notes of a Native Son and The Fire Next Time.
“I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than that. So are we all.” —James Baldwin
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