Although this was written over 50 years ago, I realize that its relevancy and truth still permeates society’s norms, beliefs and expectations. Injustice surrounds us all and the rules are not always the same depending on the color of your skin and the amount of money in your bank accounts. It’s as if Baldwin had a looking glass into the future because we still have a ways to go before equality becomes a way of life. And so for today, the struggle is still real.
This book is a must read by both men and women, young and old! Two thumbs up!
My favorite lines from the letter to his nephew:
“Take no one’s word for anything, including mine – but trust your experience. Know whence you came. If you know whence you came, there is really no limit to where you can go.”
My favorite lines from the letter regarding the region in his mind:
Rating: 5 stars