HAPPY 86TH BIRTHDAY
James Arthur Baldwin, (August 2, 1924-1987)
AMERICAN AUTHOR OF ARTICULATE CHALLENGES TO RACISM AND MANDATORY HETEROSEXUALITY
James Baldwin, a pioneering figure in twentieth-century literature, wrote sustained and articulate challenges to American racism and mandatory heterosexuality.
The circumstances of Baldwin's birth were unremarkable: He was born on August 2, 1924, at
Long before the Stonewall Riots of 1969 helped liberate the gay literary imagination in the