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.

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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