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Begin Again

James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own

Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

James Baldwin grew disillusioned by the failure of the civil rights movement to force America to confront its lies about race. In the era of Trump, what can we learn from his struggle?"Searing, provocative, and ultimately hopeful . . . Begin Again challenges, illuminates, and points us toward if not a more perfect union then at least a more just on...
Publish Date
June 30
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Dec 03, 2019
Here’s the James Baldwin quote @esglaude and I were talking about this morning from his great new book “Begin Again”: “To accept one’s past—one’s history—is not the same as drowning it it.”      source
Jan 19, 2021
happy mlk day! i wanted to recommend a few books that got me good: heads of the colored people: stories by nafissa thompson-spires friday black by nana kwame adjei-brenyah begin again: james baldwin's america and its urgent lessons for our own by eddie s. glaude jr.      source
Aug 30, 2020
If you’re looking for a great book, check out Begin Again by ⁦@EddieGlaude⁩. Beautifully written and very timely given the state of our country.      source
Jul 12, 2020
Rarely has a book hit me with the impact of @esglaude new “Begin Again.” He will be my guest tomorrow. It’s an interview, not a debate —there’s much on which we have different perspectives but that’s not point. Go get this book and read it.      source
Jun 19, 2020
“History, the story we tell ourselves about what the country is, shapes the world we make going forward.” ⁦@esglaude⁩ brilliant essay on Baldwin, King, Washington, Woodrow Wilson, and monuments. From his must-read new book. #JuneteenthDay reading.      source