The Fire This Time

a New Generation Speaks About Race
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James Baldwin’s 1962 “Letter to My Nephew,” addresses his fifteen-year-old namesake on the one hundredth anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Baldwin wrote: “You know and I know, that the country is celebrating one hundred years of freedom one hundred years too soon.”Jesmyn Ward knows that Baldwin’s words ring as…

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