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11 Powerful James Baldwin Quotes

James Baldwin was one of the leading voices of the civil rights movement. The author was born in 1924 in Harlem, New York — right in the midst of the Harlem Renaissance that gave birth to the still-influential foundation of Black arts and culture. His hometown and birth became prophetic, and Baldwin became one of the most successful and revered Black authors of all time.

On Black Americans: “To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.”



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