Take this Hammer: James Baldwin in Oakland, 1963

When people think of James Baldwin, they think of Go Tell It On The Mountain, The Fire Next Time, or Giovanni’s Room.

They might think of his articles for The New Yorker. They wouldn’t readily think of him as a documentarian. He was that too!

Here he is, in Oakland, in 1963. How much have things changed since?

Not a whole lot.


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