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James Baldwin was one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. He boldly explored racial and social issues mainly focusing on the Black experience in America. He did not bite his tongue when discussing the atrocities within the Black community due to systemic racism. On August 2, 2004, Baldwin achievements were recognized posthumously by the U.S. Post Office Black Heritage stamp series,on what would have been his 80th birthday.


Our voting rights are currently under assault. Help protect voting rights by checking your state's election information and by requesting a mail in ballot as soon as possible and return it right away. You can also contact your elected officials to find out their stance on issues. Check your voting information for the 2022 general election in Illinois. 


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