Reading James Baldwin Now: Darryl Pinckney on 'No Name in the Street'


Thursday, July 16, 2020, 6:00pm


Zoom Webinar

Co-sponsored with Library of America


The prophetic power of James Baldwin’s explorations of race in America has never been more illuminating, his call to realize America's unfulfilled promises never more urgent.

Join novelist and cultural critic Darryl Pinckney for a close reading of Baldwin’s beautiful, blistering memoir of the events that forged his consciousness of race and identity: growing up in Harlem, the murders of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X, his long residence in France, his fateful decision to return to the American South.