James Baldwin and Social Justice
The prolific writer and Civil Rights-era activist was born August 2, 1924.
Sometimes, we struggle to tell the truth—especially when it's the truth about ourselves. Why did James Baldwin believe that telling the truth about ourselves is not only difficult but can also be dangerous? How can truth deeply unsettle our assumptions about ourselves and our relations to others? And why did Baldwin think that this abstract concept of truth could play a concrete role in social justice? The Philosophers seek their own truth with Christopher Freeburg from the University of Illinois, author of Black Aesthetics and the Interior Life. Sunday 7/31 at 11 am.