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James Baldwin – Pin Drop Speech

James Baldwin (1924-1987) was a queer, black writer and activist from Harlem, New York. In this 1965 speech at Cambridge University, James Baldwin speaks about his upbringing as a black man in the United States. He challenges the discourse that was taught to him in schooling and continues to be taught today. Baldwin addresses the responsibility of white people in the United States to stand up to racism and challenge what they have learned and been taught.

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