Why James Baldwin's influential work still resonates
Why James Baldwin's influential work still resonates
Why James Baldwin's influential work still resonates
Why James Baldwin's influential work still resonates

Photographer Steve Schapiro came upon one of Baldwin's essays in 1962 through a New Yorker article. The essay eventually became a part of Baldwin's book, "The Fire Next Time."

"I read it and was very moved by it, and I asked Life magazine where I had just started doing freelance work if I could do a photo essay on Baldwin. They agreed and he agreed, and for then next month in January in 1963 we traveled throughout the South," Schapiro said.

Schapiro's photographs are featured in a collector's edition of "The Fire Next Time."

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