James Baldwin

James Baldwin

James Arthur Baldwin was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. His essays, as collected in 'Notes of a Native Son' , explore palpable yet unspoken intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in Western societies, most notably in mid-20th-century America. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
James Baldwin has three videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1963 Compiled Program. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1979 with an average of 9,161 views per program.

Appearances by Title:Author Videos: 3

Recent Appearances

  • The World I Never Made

    The World I Never Made

    James Baldwin talked about the civil rights movement, the mistaken worship of innocence and immaturity, the interdependent…

  • James Baldwin Speech

    James Baldwin Speech

    In this 1979 speech, James Baldwin talked about being a black writer, about the civil rights movement, and other topics.

  • Oral Histories: James Baldwin and Vernon Jordan

    Oral Histories: James Baldwin and Vernon Jordan

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Birmingham Campaign, a series of peaceful protests of racial segregation laws in…

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