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"A Talk to Teachers" James Baldwin, 1963 - Rich Gibson
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“A Talk to Teachers” by James Baldwin, 1963* | Essay …
In 1942, when he was 18 years old, James Baldwin was employed at defense plants in New Jersey, "working and living among southerners, white and black", as he said in his famous essay Notes From a Native Son. It was his first sustained experience with segregated businesses; he kept going into "bars, bowling alleys, diners, places to live" and kept being told to leave. He says he became notorious; people thought he was insane, children followed behind him and laughed at him: "That year in New Jersey lives in my mind as though it were the year during which, having an unsuspected predilection for it, I first contracted some dread, chronic disease, the unfailing symptom of which is a kind of blind fever, a pounding in the skull and fire in the bowels." Finally, on his last night in the city, he saw a film with a white friend. They went out to eat afterwards, and, inevitably, the "American Diner" refused to serve him. In a kind of fugue of rage, he walked out, went to a very high-class restaurant, sat down, and when the waitress refused to serve him, he threw a water pitcher at her.
10/17/2011 · A Talk to Teachers In this essay, James Baldwin stress's the need for Americas society to be properly educated in the truth.ESSAY:
“A Talk to Teachers” by James Baldwin, 1963*
* While the essay title addresses teachers, this work has themes that can apply to all professions.