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James Baldwin

(1924-1987)

 

— Rainbow Honor Walk —

 
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By Barry Swackhamer, November 18, 2016
1. James Baldwin Marker
Inscription.  Eloquent novelist, essayist, poet, social critic, civil rights leader and passionate advocate for racial equality and human rights for gays.
 
Erected 2014 by Rainbow Honor Walk.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicCivil Rights. In addition, it is included in the Rainbow Honor Walk 🏳️‍🌈 series list.
 
Location. 37° 45.702′ N, 122° 26.11′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Castro Street near Market Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 440 Castro Street, San Francisco CA 94114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tennessee Williams (a few steps from this marker); Jane Addams (within shouting distance of this marker); Oscar Wilde (within shouting distance of this marker); Castro Street Historical Timeline (within shouting distance of this marker); George Choy
James Baldwin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 18, 2016
2. James Baldwin Marker
The marker is on the far right in this photo.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia Woolf (within shouting distance of this marker); Tom Waddell (within shouting distance of this marker); Federico Garcia Lorca (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
More about this marker. This marker is embedded in the sidewalk.
 
Also see . . .  James Baldwin - biography.com. Baldwin had his first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, published in 1953. The loosely autobiographical tale focused on the life of a young man growing up in Harlem grappling with father issues and his religion. "Mountain is the book I had to write if I was ever going to write anything else. I had to deal with what hurt me most." (Submitted on November 20, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. LGBT LGBTQ
 
James Baldwin Marker image. Click for full size.
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3. James Baldwin Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 219 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 20, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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