James Baldwin On Your Power

"...the majority for which everyone is seeking which must reassess and release us from our past and deal with the present and create standards worthy of what a man may be - this majority is you."



The quotes above come from James Baldwin's address and essay, In Search of a Majority. You can read the entire text here.
Watch James Baldwin’s brilliant 1965 speech in which he explored why Black Lives Matter. James Baldwin didn’t literally say “Black Lives Matter” in his speech, but the idea is there and his words feel every bit as relevant 55 years later.
Listen to a very rare recording of James Baldwin singing, Precious Lord, Take My Hand, here.