Quote of the Day: James Baldwin on Art

The writer on how making art is a cathartic experience.

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James Baldwin

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You can read this quote by James Baldwin, from his collection of essays Nobody Knows My Name (1959), in Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations. Read how the quote is referenced here.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and founding director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Root. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.