Born on this day in 1924, James Baldwin would have turned 99 years old this year. Baldwin was once a pupil of Abel Meeropol, the high school English teacher who wrote "Strange Fruit" and, along with his wife, adopted the sons of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.
Today we celebrate the extraordinary author, poet, and civil rights activist. His profound words and unwavering dedication to social justice left an indelible mark on literature and the fight for equality.
Read more about his life and politics here: https://jacobin.com/2021/01/james-baldwin-socialism-blank-panthers