James Baldwin’s Legacy

Posted on August 18th, 2016 by

A recent review of the Jesmyn Ward edited book, The Fire this Time, posted by the NY Times cites the collection of essays as a powerful reflection of the very experiences described by the Rosenwald Fund recipient, James Baldwin, through a modern lens. This reflection can be seen directly in the books title, taken from Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time. It’s incredible to see that Baldwin’s impact is still clear more than 50 years later.

Read the full book review by Dwight Garner, here.