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New Archive Showcases James Baldwin’s Personal Writings
James Baldwin in 1968. Source: Allan Warren/CC 3.0

James Baldwin was a famous American author. Although he died in 1987, his work about race relations in the United States remains influential today. Baldwin wrote novels, essays, and plays. Now, people can read some of his unpublished writing, too. The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture recently acquired an archive of Baldwin’s personal writings. The archive includes letters to friends as well as notes about his published work. These documents give viewers an inside look at Baldwin’s life and writing process.

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