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James Baldwin

(1924—1987) American novelist and black civil rights activist


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(1924–87),

black American novelist. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953), set in Harlem, was followed by several on a more international scale, dealing with both homosexuality and the situation of American blacks; they include Giovanni's Room (1956), Another Country (1962), and Just above My Head (1979).

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