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Goody Vault (JB) Homage Tee
Goody Vault (JB) Homage Tee

Goody Vault (JB) Homage Tee

Regular price $25.00 Sale

This shirt is to commemorate the great late James Baldwin.

James Baldwin — the grandson of a slave — was born in Harlem in 1924. The oldest of nine children, he grew up in poverty, developing a troubled relationship with his strict, religious stepfather. As a child, he cast about for a way to escape his circumstances. As he recalls, “I knew I was black, of course, but I also knew I was smart. I didn’t know how I would use my mind, or even if I could, but that was the only thing I had to use.” By the time he was fourteen, Baldwin was spending much of his time in libraries and had found his passion for writing.

James Baldwin always remained a quintessentially American writer. Whether he was working in Paris or Istanbul, he never ceased to reflect on his experience as a black man in white America. In numerous essays, novels, plays and public speeches, the eloquent voice of James Baldwin spoke of the pain and struggle of black Americans and the saving power of brotherhood.



BACK OF SHIRT:  "You have to decide who you area and force the world to deal with you, not with its idea of you."  -James Baldwin

**15% of each shirt sale will go to a local non-profit working in social justice matters for the black community within the Huntsville / Madison County area - where our business is located** 

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The organization will be mentioned on our website in Goody Initiatives. Stay tuned!

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