“Baldwin’s Nigger” — transcription of James Baldwin in London, 1968

(19 minutes of James Baldwin speaking at the West Indian Student Centre, London, UK, in a film by Horace Ové)

“I’ll tell you a story, if I may. Many years ago when I first came to London, I was in the British Museum, naturally, and one of the West Indians who worked there struck up a conversation with me, and wanted to know where I was from. And I…