Quotation by James Baldwin

The secret lies, I think, in his intimate knowledge of the people he is addressing be they black or white, and in the forthrightness with which he speaks of those things which hurt and baffle them.... He allows them their self-respect—indeed, he insists on it.
James Baldwin (1924–1987), U.S. author. repr. In The Price of the Ticket (1985). "The Dangerous Road Before Martin Luther King," Harper's (New York, Feb. 1961).
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