Terrie M. Williams, one of the country’s premiere public relations professionals, whose firm has represented some of the biggest names in entertainment, sports and business, has announced that the company that bears her name will be closing in September 2018. Continue Reading →
Written and directed by director of “I’m Not Your Negro,” about Harlem’s James Baldwin Raoul Peck, “The Young Karl Marx” follows a 26-year-old writer, researcher and radical named Karl Marx as he embarks, with his wife Jenny, on the road to exile in an age that has created both new prosperity and new problems. Continue Reading →
In honor of the 30th anniversary of the death of James Baldwin, the France-based nonprofit association Les Amis de la Maison Baldwin announces plans to award to an emerging writer a one-month fellowship in Saint-Paul de Vence, the village on the Cote d’Azur where for 17 years Baldwin made his home. Continue Reading →
As a black girl growing up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the 1960’s, I was mesmerized whenever I saw James Baldwin on television, a dark skinned “Negro” man with piercing, animated eyes, exuding the confidence and intellect equal to any white person I had ever seen and heard before. Continue Reading →
Jessica B. Harris, preeminent culinary scholar of the African Diaspora, cookbook author, and journalist, pens a memoir about a time in her life shaped by a romance with fellow college professor Sam Floyd, as well as friendships and chance encounters with cultural icons James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Nina Simone. Continue Reading →
As the Schomburg continues to celebrate the timeless brilliance of literary icon James Baldwin, and their recent acquisition of his personal papers in our collections, they invite you to revisit this moving conversation.
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The works of James Baldwin are coming home. The personal archive of the Harlem native, literary icon and civil rights leader has been acquired by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the center announced Thursday. Continue Reading →