There are times when each of us feels overwhelmed or discouraged in our lives. In times of worry and uncertainty, I take refuge in the words of writers I admire.
One of my literary heroes is James Baldwin, whose work can be explored through the library’s catalog, or through several hundred videos uploaded to YouTube, or many other resources available online.
I’ve included here a Pacifica Radio Archives audio stream from “The Artist's Struggle for Integrity,” which was originally broadcast by WBAI Radio in New York City on November 29, 1962. It’s well worth a listen in its entirety.