The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin was first published in 1963 during the emerging Civil Rights Movement and was an instant best seller. A brilliant social critic, public intellectual, and interpreter of racial myths and beliefs, Baldwin captured the zeitgeist of a country riven by race. Without prejudice or fear, he deconstructed the institution of racism in America.
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The Warmth of Other Suns is a magisterial book examining the Great Migration from the South that began during World War I and lasted until the 1970s. According to Wilkerson, the Great Migration changed the dynamic between the North and the South in ways no one could have imagined.
“Some of what I have found in my creative journey with PIA is courage I didn’t know I had, learning to trust creative flow, trusting myself to let go of knowing, deeply opening to not knowing, and creating space to nourish my creativity. We are on this immensely diverse, creative planet for such a short time; I hope you will take advantage of the creative gifts you have to bring forth.”
—Nicolee McMahon, author Arte of Now: Practice of Immediacy in the Arts
“There are memories for which we can live more than a life time.” Photographs over the past several years have shown migrants and refugees crossing the Mediterranean Sea, some of them dying as they flee war, poverty, drought, and authoritarian regimes.
You would be remiss if you didn’t ask how Justice Sotomayor transcended the adversity of her childhood: dangerous neighborhoods, chronic poverty, an alcoholic father, an unhappy mother. Yet My Beloved World is a memoir suffused with gratitude, generosity, and love.