On James Baldwin’s Resonance with Immigrants

James Baldwin in 1985.In August, ER&M Lecturer Leah Mirakhor penned a moving op-ed published with the Los Angeles Times about how James Baldwin spoke to immigrants like herself. She writes, “I wouldn’t encounter Baldwin’s searing and impassioned prophecies for another decade — no one in my family had read him, no one in my primary schools had taught his work. But when I finally encountered him after starting college, his words changed my life.”  Read the op-ed here.

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