Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Watch: Actor James Baldwin On Growing Up Black Poor And Gay


Writer James Baldwin, an openly gay black writer who played an important role in humanising the civil rights movement through his barrier transcending essays in the 1950 was asked in an interview what his views were on living a life being poor black and gay. Watch his response after the jump:




Its refreshing to see such class that is lacking from today's urban celebrity. Articulation and enunciation is such  an underrated art. I enjoy the nugget above so much that I sourced a second audio interview, where Baldwin talks about growing up below. 

Insightful stuff. Enjoy.


1 comment:

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