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James Baldwin

James BaldwinAuthor and Activist

Born:Harlem, New York, USAAugust 2nd, 1925The eldest of nine.

Notable Works~~Notes of a Native Son (1955)Go Tell It On the Mountain (1953)The Fire Next Time (1963)The Amen Corner (1955)&Blues of Mister Charlies (1964)

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His most well known work.

A collection of essays, short stories, and book reviews, written while he was in Greenwich, New York.

Life~~~~~ -Attended DeQuilt Clinton High School -Pursued literature at a young age -Around 1941, he left his family for Greenwich, a more art oriented community around New York City -Discovered his own homosexuality in 1948; moved to France that same year -In 1953, he moved to Switzerland and wrote "Go Tell It On the Mountain" -Very big Civil RIghts Activist, returning to the USA in 1957 to participate in the Civil Rights Movement -He wouldn't return to France until after the assassination of activists such as Martin Luther King Jr and Malcom X

Works Cited“Civil Rights – James Baldwin – Interview – Mavis on Four.” Youtube. Youtube, 1 Nov 2014. Web. 27 April, 2015. < https://www.youtube.com/watch ?v=3Wht4NSf7E4>“James Baldwin: About the Author.” PBS. Thirteen, 29 Nov 2006. Web. 27 April 2015. “James Baldwin – Biography.” The European Graduate School. European Graduate School, 2012. Web. 27 April 2015. http://www.egs.edu/library/james-baldwin /biography/“James Baldwin – Quotes.” The European Graduate School. European Graduate School, 2012. Web. 27 April 2015. < http://www.egs.edu/library/james -baldwin/quotes/>“James Baldwin Debates William F. Buckley (1965).” Youtube. Youtube, 27 Oct 2012. Web. 27 April 2015. < https://youtu.be/oFeoS41xe7w?t=865>Kasterine, Dmitri. 1976. Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France. New York Live Arts. Web. 27 April, 2015.

"I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain."Baldwin, James. Notes of a Native Son. 1955.

Died:Saint-Paul-de-Vence, FranceDecember 1st, 1987Victim to stomach cancer.

Rather than stories, poems, or essays.These two works are plays that he wrote.


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