What disease did James Baldwin have?
The citizens of France came to consider Baldwin one of their own, and in 1986 he was given one of the country’s highest honors when he was named Commander of the Legion of Honor. He died of stomach cancer on November 30, 1987, in Saint-Paul-de-Vance, France, but he was buried in Harlem.
What did James Baldwin do to change the world?
In the early 1960s, overwhelmed with a responsibility to the times, Baldwin returned to take part in the civil rights movement. Traveling throughout the South, he began work on an explosive work about black identity and the state of racial struggle, The Fire Next Time (1963).
What are 3 interesting facts about James Baldwin?
- He was a teen preacher.
- He was a film critic.
- He was a poet.
- He was a student of noted Harlem Renaissance poet Countee Cullen.
- His desire to leave America was partly influenced by his best friend’s suicidal leap off the George Washington Bridge.