Gaining Strength From The Past
To Learn Is To Be Empowered
Exemplary writer and social analyst James Baldwin urges you to learn as much as you can! Fundamental to this is reading and discovering more about the past. As a proponent of equality and justice, much of what he wrote about had to do with questioning social discriminations and prejudices. Baldwin deeply questioned the status quo and subsequently shared his observations.
So much of what he discovered involved learning about people’s pain and sorrow, but his revelation was this; “You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.” His words continue to provide comfort and courage.