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James Baldwin (1924 – 1987) was an essayist, playwright, novelist and voice of Black struggle. Although he spent a great deal of his life abroad, James Baldwin never ceased to reflect on his experience as a Black man in white America and is regarded as one of the most important mid twentieth-century American writers. Baldwin’s work addressed major aspects and themes of the Black experience from church culture, community police relations, race and sexual orientation, music, civil rights, family and love.