It is astonishing that in a country so devoted to the individual, so many people should be afraid to speak." - James Baldwin
James Arthur Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987) was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. Baldwin's essays, such as the collection Notes of a Native Son (1955), explore palpable yet unspoken intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in Western societies, most notably in mid-20th-century America, and their inevitable if unnameable tensions.
Artwork by Scarlett Baily
Hand printed in Philadelphia | Liberty Bags Brand | 12.0 oz., 100% cotton canvas | Dimensions: 15" x 19½" x 5" | 22" handles | Reinforced bottom
Philadelphia Printworks is a social justice heritage brand and screen printing workshop founded in 2010 by Maryam Pugh and Ruth Perez. Through the sale of their products, they support local and national organizations doing work in the areas of food security, police brutality, immigrant rights, lgbqt+ rights, mass incarceration, and more. In 2020, they raised over $37,000 for grass-root and non-profit organizations and paid over $50,000 to black, brown, and/or lgbqt+ creatives.