Last month, Hilton Als discussed Baldwin’s legacy at the Windham-Campbell
Prize festival, where he was honored for his work in nonfiction. His
interlocutor was Jacqueline Goldsby, a professor of English and African
American Studies at Yale. What follows is a sliver of that conversation, published with permission by the Windham-Campbell Literature Prizes.
Rihanna and Beyonce released bomb af albums, Serena Williams won her 22nd grand slam title, Michelle Obama wrote such a good speech a white woman had to copy it, Malia Obama got accepted into Harvard, Ibtihaj Muhammed is the first black Muslim-American woman to fence in the Olympics with her hijab, Deshauna Barber is the winner of Miss USA, and Simone Biles becomes a legend with her killer moves,, like this is such a lit year for black women and I’ve never been so proud
First Lady Michelle Obama wipes away tears as she listens to her husband President Barack Obama speak at the dedication ceremony for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, 9/24/16.
Everyone loves Michelle Obama. In Southside With You (in theaters August 26), a movie about the Obamas’ first date, producer and star Tika Sumpter introduces us to someone with whom America is less familiar: Michelle Robinson.