James Arthur Baldwin

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Noun1.James Arthur Baldwin - United States author who was an outspoken critic of racism (1924-1987)
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Synopsis: James Arthur Baldwin (August 2, 1924--December 1, 1987) was an African-American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic.
His fall from grace should remind us all of the immortal words of the African-American writer, James Arthur Baldwin, an "immigrant" of yore whose ancestors hailed from the hallowed shores of Africa: "Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex, you thought of nothing else if you didn't have it and thought of other things if you did," he once said.
Wide mouthed, I stood a second before, to my shame, I burst into tears, overwhelmed in the larger-than-life presence of James Arthur Baldwin. He never missed a beat; he just folded me up in his arms; he was chuckling.