James Baldwin: How To Cool It | Esquire Read the landmark 1968 Q&A on race in America.

In Esquire’s July 1968 issue, published just after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., the magazine talked to James Baldwin about the state of race relations in the country. On what would be the author’s 93rd birthday, we’ve republished the interview in full—and his words are incredibly relevant today.

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Harry Belafonte: To realize Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream, white America needs to change course | PBS And I was just absolutely struck with the way in which he presented his case to the black community, condemning them for being not more engaged in the social destiny of black people.

And I was just absolutely struck with the way in which he presented his case to the black community, condemning them for being not more engaged in the social destiny of black people.

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The Soul of W. E. B. Du Bois | The Paris Review It is difficult to comprehend how daring it was for W. E. B. Du Bois to publish the most acclaimed book of his career in the face of this avalanche of beastly labels rushing down onto the Negro.

It is difficult to comprehend how daring it was for W. E. B. Du Bois to publish the most acclaimed book of his career in the face of this avalanche of beastly labels rushing down onto the Negro.

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Three Black books to read in early 2018 | New York Amsterdam News There is an array of books by Black authors who share stories and the artistic and intellectual prowess of bright, accomplished African-American individuals.

There is an array of books by Black authors who share stories and the artistic and intellectual prowess of bright, accomplished African-American individuals.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Deletes Twitter Account Amid Feud With Cornel West | The New York Times Twitter feuds claimed another high-profile casualty on Tuesday when the writer Ta-Nehisi Coates deleted his account after sparring with the Harvard professor Cornel West.

Twitter feuds claimed another high-profile casualty on Tuesday when the writer Ta-Nehisi Coates deleted his account after sparring with the Harvard professor Cornel West.

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