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Baldwin V. Buckley: The Debate Of The American Dream

James Baldwin, 1965, Getty Images 

William F. Buckley Jr., 1965, Associated Press  

During the peak of the civil rights movement, James Baldwin, a famous writer advocating for African-American rights, and William F. Buckley Jr., a conservative newspaper editor notorious for his racist statements towards the Black community, clashed in a fierce debate at Cambridge University to argue whether the American Dream had been achieved at the expense of the American Negro and used their messages in their future diplomatic efforts.‚Äč

Ethan Tsay

Junior Division

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