The Terrie M. Williams Agency Closing

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 →

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Raoul Peck Talks “The Young Karl Marx” At Build

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 →

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Harlem’s James Baldwin “Pin Drop Speech” At Cambridge University, 1965 (Video)

Harlem’s James Baldwin delivers earth shattering speech with Harlem as his starting point in talking about all black folks at Cambridge University during a debate with William F. Buckley in 1965.

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France: Introducing The Saint-Paul de Vence James Baldwin Writer-in-Residence Program

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 →

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Harlem’s Native Son, An Interview With James Baldwin, 1962

On the 22nd of November, 1962, as his second novel, Another Country, is about to be published, James Baldwin spoke to The Guardian about his return to New York after nearly nine years in France. Continue Reading →

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What Might James Baldwin Say?

By Diane Richard

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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 →

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We Look Forward To “My Soul Looks Back” By Jessica B. Harris In Harlem

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 →

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New ‘James Baldwin,’ T-Shirt From Harlem World Gear (15% Discount)

This is “James Baldwin,” T-shirt is one of our favorites with a white t-shirt and a high resolution drawn image by visual artist Danny Tisdale from the Harlem World Gear. Continue Reading →

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Schomburg Center Acquires Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins’ Personal Archive (Photographs)

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at The New York Public Library today announced the acquisition of American tenor saxophonist and jazz legend Sonny Rollins’ personal archive. Continue Reading →

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Rich Blint And Darryl Pinckney Talk James Baldwin With The Schomburg (Audio)

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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James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time: A Conversation In Photographs And Prose In Harlem

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Join us for a conversation on James Baldwin and the influence of The Fire Next Time with literary guests and photographer Steve Schapiro, moderated by Kevin Young, Director of the Schomburg. Continue Reading →

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James Baldwin’s Personal Archive Headed To Harlem

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 →

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