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Notes of a Native Son – James Baldwin Book Club Series
September 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFREE
The group discusses books focused on the African American experience in the United States.
In an age of Black Lives Matter, James Baldwin’s essays are as powerful today as when they were first published. Written during the 1940s and early 1950s, when Baldwin was only in his twenties, the essays collected in “Notes of a Native Son” capture a view of black life and black thought at the dawn of the civil rights movement and as the movement slowly gained strength through the words of one of the most captivating essayists and foremost intellectuals of that era. Writing as an artist, activist, and social critic, Baldwin probes the complex condition of being black in America.
This year’s James Baldwin Book Club series (usually the 2nd Sunday of the month):
Reading the Harlem Renaissance:
9/15/19: Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin
10/13/19: Passing by Nella Larsen
11/10/19: Mule Bone by Langston Hughes & Zora Neale Hurston
Engaging Race and Culture:
1/12/20: White Fragility by Robin D’Angelo
2/9/20: The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
3/8/20: The Cooking Gene by Michael W. Twitty
Partnership between the Hannibal Square Heritage Center and the Winter Park Public Library.