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James Baldwin

Original digital portrait of writer and civil rights activist James Baldwin, for an event in New Jersey.

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

6:15 PM - 7:45 PM

Price: $65

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Adult School Department of the Montclair Public Library

Event Description

James Baldwin famously remarked, "to be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time."

Baldwin sublimated his rage into writing some of the most exquisite fiction, drama, and prose of the twentieth century United States.

In this course, explore Baldwin's activist heart and artistic soul through studying examples of his work across various literary genres.

In reading Go Tell it on the Mountain (fiction), Blues for Mister Charlie (drama), and The Fire Next Time (essays), you will gain insight into Baldwin and the extraordinary grace and incisiveness which he imparted to American society.

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Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual observance in February that celebrates the achievements and contributions of African Americans to American history, culture, and society. Established in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson; Black History Month reflects on the struggles, highlights the triumphs, and provides inspiration to future generations.

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