James Baldwin: ‘I Did Not Want to Weep for Martin, Tears Seemed Futile’

On the morning of Martin Luther King Jr.’s funeral, the rest of the country paused for a moment of silence. Many government offices and schools were closed. Stock exchanges took the day off as well, the first time the New York Stock Exchange closed to honor a private citizen. One hundred twenty million Americans tuned … Continue reading James Baldwin: ‘I Did Not Want to Weep for Martin, Tears Seemed Futile’