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No Name in the Street

This book is about James Baldwin
In "No Name in the Street," James Baldwin weaves a compelling tapestry of personal memories and intense political critique, exploring the raw nerves of racial justice. Published in 1972, this two-part essay captures the tumultuous era marked by the Algerian War, the civil rights movement, and the rise of black power in America. The first part critiques Western politics with a sharp moral lens, questioning the sincerity of European and American commitments to liberty and justice, while the second delves deeply into Baldwin's personal interactions with iconic figures like Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and others who stood at the forefront of change. Baldwin's narrative also touches on his personal anguish over a close friend's legal troubles, providing a poignant look at the human side of these historical movements. Best suited for adult education, this book not only chronicles historical events but also challenges readers to consider the complexities of race, politics, and human rights. "No Name in the Street" is a profound reflection on the struggle for racial justice, inviting readers to critically engage with the past to better understand the present.
Published by The Dial Press, Inc. on January 1, 1972
197 pages
ISBN: 9780385273282
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