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Selected Shorts: Celebrating James Baldwin

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"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." - James Baldwin

Monday, February 15 at Noon

Guest host LeVar Burton presents a program celebrating the author he calls “potent and polemical.”

Christopher Jackson reads an excerpt from Baldwin’s famous letter The Fire Next Time: in “My Dungeon Shook,” he addresses internalized racism.

Next, Anthony Rapp performs an excerpt from Giovanni's Room, in which an expat comes to terms with his sexuality and loneliness in Paris; and Baldwin contemplates The Great Migration in his novel Go Tell It On The Mountain. We hear an excerpt performed by Charlayne Woodard.