Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
August 2, 1943: The day author James Baldwin turned 19, he attended his stepfather’s funeral and witnessed the start of a riot in Harlem. He wrote about all these events in his book of essays, Notes of a Native Son.
All my days I have longed equally to travel the right road and to take my own errant path.
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