James Baldwin Tote - Philadelphia Printworks


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