Notes Of A Native Son by James Baldwin

Cover of "Notes Of A Native Son"

Wednesday, January 25 through Friday, February 10, 2023. Read by Melvin Hinton.

In an age of Black Lives Matter, James Baldwin’s essays on life in Harlem, the protest novel, movies, and African Americans abroad are as powerful today as when they were first written. Written during the 1940s and early 1950s, when Baldwin was only in his twenties, the essays capture a view of black life and black thought at the dawn of the civil rights movement and as the movement slowly gained strength through the words of one of the most captivating essayists and foremost intellectuals of that era.

(Beacon Press; ISBN-10: 9780807006238 / ISBN-13:‎ 978-0807006238)

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Theme: “Ticklin’ Toes” and “Dances In the Cane Breaks” by Florence Price, performed by Kirsten Johnson

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