James Baldwin’s America: A Reading and Discussion Series

A black-and-white photo of James Baldwin at his desk, looking at someone or something out of frame. A typewriter and glass are just out of focus.

James Baldwin took America’s promise of democracy seriously and examined its triumphs and failures. Join us in reading his work and exploring the conflict between America’s promise and its racial history as well as its treatment of gay Americans.

We will meet every Monday from 6-8 between September 19 – October 24. We will not be meeting on October 10 in observance of Columbus Day. All reading materials will be available from the library.

Registration is limited and is on a first come/first serve basis. To register or for more information call (518) 828-1792 x101, email brenda.shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org or stop by our front desk.

These sessions are done in partnership with Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center and SURJ-Hudson, and are facilitated by Donna Ford-Grover, Bard professor of American Literature. This program is free and open to the public and is made possible in part with public funds from the New York Council for the Humanities.