PBS NewsHour

Why James Baldwin's work is attracting renewed attention

Clip: 08/03/2020 | 5m 34s Video has closed captioning.

Sunday marked what would have been literary icon James Baldwin’s 96th birthday, in a year when the resurgence of Black Lives Matter protests across the world has renewed interest in his work. A new book, “Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own,” explores Baldwin’s ideas in current context. Amna Nawaz talks to its author, Eddie Glaude Jr. of Princeton University.

Aired: 08/03/20

Rating: NR

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