• Ronald Wimberly’s illustration, at right, is dominated by a cool, blue, comic-book aesthetic, perhaps evoking a contemplative, quietly defiant Baldwin at midcentury:
    “To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.”

  • John Ira Jennings’s illustration, at left, is dominated by a red, street-art aesthetic, with a bouquet of Black Power–style fists bursting from Baldwin’s mind, perhaps evoking a more radical, activist Baldwin:
    “To be a black + conscious is to live in a constant state of rage !