Dr. Cornel West: Like Many Truth Tellers, James Baldwin Was Unpopular in his Day

"here's someone, Baldwin, who was committed to intellectual integrity, committed to moral honesty..."~ West, on Baldwin

-James Baldwin was the prophetic voice of an era that isn’t over. Fifty years ago, he was a young, bug-eyed man from Harlem who wrote, in essays and novels, his own version of the civil-rights movement. Now his words have become the rallying cries for a new rising generation—in film, in music, and in the press. -
~ Radio Open Source