Watching and waiting/
Layers of life still to live/
Wound up in fabric.
James Baldwin (1924-1987), by Van Vechten, 1955.
Fun fact about Baldwin: he went to high school (DeWitt Clinton in the Bronx) with Richard Avedon--both worked on the high school paper!
In this clip from James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket, the 1989 American Masters documentary made about his life, Baldwin discusses his early life in Harlem.
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