Category Archives: James Baldwin

Great Cultural Icons Talk Civil Rights: James Baldwin, Marlon Brando, Harry Belafonte & Sidney Poitier (1963)

“On the day of the historic ‘March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom’ (August 28, 1963), known today as The Great March on Washington (watch it on YouTube in three parts), CBS aired a 30-minute roundtable discussion featuring James Baldwin, Marlon Brando, Harry Belafonte, Charlton Heston, Joseph … Continue reading

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Soul On Ice – Eldridge Cleaver (1965)

“Soul On Ice is a memoir and collection of essays by Eldridge Cleaver. Originally written in Folsom State Prison in 1965, and published three years later in 1968, it is Cleaver’s best known writing and remains a seminal work in … Continue reading

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The Fire Next Time – James Baldwin (1963)

“The Fire Next Time is a 1963 book by James Baldwin. It contains two essays: ‘My Dungeon Shook — Letter to my Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of Emancipation,’ and ‘Down At The Cross — Letter from a Region … Continue reading

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I Am Not Your Negro – Raoul Peck (2019)

“James Baldwin was one of the most important voices to document the civil rights movement. Black and gay, he was also one of the sharpest writers of his generation, with the most beautiful prose. Working from Baldwin’s unfinished 30-page manuscript … Continue reading

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