Celebrate Baldwin’s birthday with quotes that are still relatable in today’s society.
Today marks what would have been the 93rd birthday of writer and social critic, James Baldwin. Known for addressing the intricacies of African Americans, White America and gay men through his writing, Baldwin has become a staple in contemporary literature. Though he passed away in 1987, his words and mindset —that was far beyond the moment he dwelled in— continue to be relevant in today’s hard reality of injustice, complex social issues and racial dilemmas. Remember his fight with some of his wisest words, below.