james baldwin on the dick cavett show

July 30, 2013

From PBS American Masters James Baldwin, “The Price of the Ticket”

James Baldwin was a civil rights champion, a poignant writer, and a man who lived at the intersection of many worlds. In this interview from 1968, he asks questions about the systems in place and how he’s supposed to reconcile his identities with the reality of existing in America. If you believe we live in a post-racial world, this video is a bit of a reality check. – Deepa Kunapuli of