The Paisano

James Baldwin’s ‘The Fire Next Time’ is a guide for the Black Lives Matter movement

Illustration by Ethan Gullett

Paris Cantu, Staff Writer

September 4, 2020

Reading James Baldwin is always a good idea, but lately, his words have proved to be a lifeline for a new era. He emerged as a writer from Harlem: a voice for the people, a chronicler of the wreck that was the 1960s. In recent years, his voice has resurfaced as a narrator for the civil rights effort tha...