James Baldwin On Freedom

In recognition of Black History Month, Transformation Publications will present poems, essays, and other artistic creations by Black artists, musicians, and writers.

James Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987)

James Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987)

Freedom is not something that anybody can be given; freedom is something people take and people are as free as they want to be. One hasn’t got to have an enormous military machine in order to be un-free when it’s simpler to be asleep, when it’s simpler to be apathetic, when it’s simpler, in fact, not to want to be free, to think that something else is more important.

 

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Photo Credit: Selma to Montgomery, Spider Martin, 1965.

 

  

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Listen to Beyoncé sing Freedom here.

 

 

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