James Baldwin was born on this day in 1924.
I’ve shared a fair number of related resources over the years, and thought it would be useful to collect them here in one place.
Even though this isn’t a “Best” list (I’m sure there are lots of other excellent resources out there), I’m still adding it to “Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Teaching & Learning About Race & Racism:
Former high school teacher Clint Smith has a a good – and short – essay in The New Yorker headlined James Baldwin’s Lesson for Teachers in a Time of Turmoil.
He talks about Baldwin’s “A Talk To Teachers,” which you can read in its entirety here.
Here’s an excerpt Smith highlights:
You can learn more about Baldwin at The Zinn Education Project and also watch this recent movie:
Here’s a short video of Baldwin commenting on education:
I’ve added this tweet to The Best Resources For Learning About “Grit”:
Talent is insignificant. I know a lot of talented ruins. Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck, but most of all, endurance.
JAMES BALDWIN#amwriting #writerslife pic.twitter.com/eA4Rbd987Q
— Jon Winokur (@AdviceToWriters) January 2, 2018
James Baldwin’s Advice on Writing is from Brain Pickings.
Letter from a Region in My Mind is by James Baldwin.
Remembering James Baldwin
Born August 2, 1924
Died December 1, 1987
Rest In Power pic.twitter.com/Uqj0HM8BCG
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) December 1, 2017
#JamesBaldwin‘s response to a Yale professor asking “So why must we always concentrate on color?” is still the most fire answer in answer history. Happy Birthday! pic.twitter.com/u8xYRqwLJM
— nadirah (@hinadirah) August 2, 2018