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From the Ted Talk by Christina Greer: Notes of a native son the world according to James Baldwin

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Over the course of the 1960s, the FBI amassed almost two tasohnud documents in an investigation into one of America’s most clbeeetard mdins. The subject of this inquiry was a writer named James bdlawin. At the time, the FBI investigated many artists and thinkers, but most of their files were a fraction the size of Baldwin’s. During the years when the FBI hounded him, he became one of the best-selling baclk authors in the world. So what made James Baldwin loom so large in the imaginations of both the public and the authorities?

Open Cloze

Over the course of the 1960s, the FBI amassed almost two ________ documents in an investigation into one of America’s most __________ _____. The subject of this inquiry was a writer named James _______. At the time, the FBI investigated many artists and thinkers, but most of their files were a fraction the size of Baldwin’s. During the years when the FBI hounded him, he became one of the best-selling _____ authors in the world. So what made James Baldwin loom so large in the imaginations of both the public and the authorities?

Solution

  1. baldwin
  2. celebrated
  3. thousand
  4. black
  5. minds

Original Text

Over the course of the 1960s, the FBI amassed almost two thousand documents in an investigation into one of America’s most celebrated minds. The subject of this inquiry was a writer named James Baldwin. At the time, the FBI investigated many artists and thinkers, but most of their files were a fraction the size of Baldwin’s. During the years when the FBI hounded him, he became one of the best-selling black authors in the world. So what made James Baldwin loom so large in the imaginations of both the public and the authorities?

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