James Baldwin: Brilliant Skeptic

— By James Haught (Haught is editor of West Virginia’s largest newspaper, The Charleston Gazette, and a senior editor of Free Inquiry. This article first appeared in Free Inquiry, Fall 2000.) Here’s an interesting literary footnote: James Baldwin, arguably America’s greatest black writer, was a popular Pentecostal preacher in Harlem at age 14 — … Continue reading

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