No Name in the Street

Author: James Baldwin

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804149666

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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An extraordinary history of the turbulent sixties and early seventies that displays James Baldwin's fury and despair more deeply than any of his other works, and powerfully speaks to contemporary conversations around racism. "It contains truth that cannot be denied.” — The Atlantic Monthly In this stunningly personal document, James Baldwin remembers in vivid details the Harlem childhood that shaped his early conciousness and the later events that scored his heart with pain—the murders of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, his sojourns in Europe and in Hollywood, and his retum to the American South to confront a violent America face-to-face.

Summary of James Baldwin's No Name in the Street

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 21

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I have never seen two babies who looked or sounded remotely alike. They were each an extraordinary event, and I have never seen two newborns who were so different from each other. #2 The youngest son of the New Orleans branch of the family - family here is used loosely and has to be. We knew almost nothing about this branch, which knew nothing about us. Daddy, the great good friend of the Great God Almighty, had simply fled the South. #3 After the march, I began to think about my life and the people I had met. I began to wonder if the people in power really cared about the people they were supposed to serve. #4 The fact that I had made it, that I could sign a check anywhere in the world, meant that I had betrayed the people who had produced me. I could never live up to their expectations of me.