Posted on April 06 2021
Reviewed by Mary Ann Nicholson, part-time public engagement specialist at the Museum of Newport History & Shop.
Its was very difficult to read Baldwin’s passages reflecting his pain and disillusionment; yet he had hope.
Author Eddie S. Glaude Jr. does a phenomenal job explaining much of what Baldwin wrote about The Lie that African-Americans are inferior to the Whites.
For those who are concerned about change, this is an important book. A powerful book with many lessons. The author writes of today’s inequality and also gives us plans and hope for the future.
Who should read this book? Everyone who cares; Glaude gives us ways to “Begin Again”.
When Mary Ann is not at the Museum of Newport History & Shop, she enjoys spending time with her family and reading. She says, “I have a love books, and I love to read. If I don't have reading material in front of my breakfast cereal bowl, then I'm known to read the Cheerio box. And that is how much I like to read!”