JAMES BALDWIN & STEVE SCHAPIRO: THE FIRE NEXT TIME
Limited, Collector's edition
James Baldwin’s rich, raw and ever relevant prose The Fire Next Time is reprinted in this letterpress edition accompanied by more than 100 photographs from Steve Schapiro, who traveled the American South with Baldwin for Life magazine. The encounter thrust Schapiro into the thick of the movement, allowing for vital and often iconic images, both of civil rights leaders—including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Fred Shuttlesworth, and Jerome Smith—and such landmark events as the March on Washington and the Selma March.
Baldwin's frank and personal account of the black experience in 1960s America is recounted with Schapiro's own stories from his time covering the civil rights movement and fascimile reproductions of ephemera from the era. The result is a remarkable visual and textual record of one of the most important and enduring struggles of the American experience.