Baldwin-Buckley race debate still resonates 55 years on

PBS NewsHour  
Published on Feb 16, 2020

It has been 55 years since civil-rights activist, James Baldwin, and founder of the conservative National Review, William F. Buckley, Jr., met for a debate on race in America. That discussion and the lives of the two cultural giants are subjects of a new book, “The Fire is Upon Us.” Zachary Green spoke with author and political scientist Nicholas Buccola about how the debate’s still resonating.

This debate took place in Cambridge, England on 18 February 1965.

Three days later, on 21 February 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated.

 

 

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