AFROCENTRIC pays ode to James Baldwin: His Voice, His Art
James Baldwin (August 2, 1924- December 1, 1981), was a keystone figure during the Harlem Renaissance who helped shed light on racial, sexual and class characteristics of Western society. His essays and works have influenced American culture that we know today.
The New Negro Movement sparked a new image of the Black community now after being freed from slavery. Blackness was vibrant and ahead of its time. The New Negro Movement, later known as the Harlem Renaissance showered America with cultural, social and artistic culture which fuels our American lives of today.
“Precisely at the point when you begin to develop a conscience you must find yourself at war with your society.” - James Baldwin