There's Something About This Man They Call James Baldwin

December 29, 2014 1:40 PM

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There is something about him. What is it, what is it? Oh, I don't know. I can't put it into words. But I'm telling you, there's something about this man they call James Baldwin, who died before I was born and whose legacy was posted on the walls before I could read. I'm telling you again, and again, I can feel it, I can see it -- there's something about this man. I just know it.

Oh, I know it all right, and you will, too. Just look into those deep-set annular eyes, eyes like a chameleon, eyes that look up and around and through you, eyes that carry sorrow and great tenderness, eyes restless to see something we all see but cannot know. Listen to his voice. A voice that turns...

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