The Fire Next Time

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Written by
Baldwin, James, American, 1924 - 1987
Published by
Dial Press, 1923 - 1985
Medium
ink on paper (fiber product) with cardboard and synthetic fiber
Dimensions
H x W x D: 8 5/16 × 5 11/16 × 7/8 in. (21.1 × 14.4 × 2.2 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 8 5/16 × 11 13/16 × 7/8 in. (21.1 × 30 × 2.2 cm)
Type
books
Date
1963
Description
A hardback copy of The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin. The book has a paper cover with clear plastic cover over top of the book. The paper cover is black with red and orange type. The front of the paper cover reads: [The Fire / Next / Time] in red and [James / Baldwin] in orange, centered but aligned to the left. The back of the paper cover is entirely taken up by a black-and-white picture of James Baldwin. The picture is a close-up of Baldwin, who has his hands crossed in front of him and is wearing a jacket. The hardback book itself is white with red type. The interior pages, one hundred and twenty-three in total, front and back included, are off-white paper with black type, and no images. One of the interior pages has a stamp that reads: [John R. McElderry].
Topic
African American
Literature
Race discrimination
Race relations
Religion
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.76.18
Restrictions & Rights
© 1963, 1962 James Baldwin. Permission required for use.
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Exhibition
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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