My Favorite Documentary, “James Baldwin: The Price Of The Ticket,” Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

I never thought the intellectual and professional content of my life could be symbolically defined by the content of one feature film documentary, but the one celebrated above (and promoted directly below) comes dangerously close. It is the documentary that made me me.

(I’m glad that the moderator and guest remembered Black documentary legend William Miles, now an Ancestor, who was a co-producer of this masterwork.)

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FEBRUARY 7th UPDATE: Happy to discover this. I love it when Baraka said that Baldwin “threatened Western Civilization with divinity,” and when he quoted from “The Evidence of Things Not Seen.” I was also happy to see that the effort Herb mentioned to get a New York City street named after James Baldwin was ultimately successful.

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