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James Baldwin’s America: A Free Screening of “Go Tell It on the Mountain”

Join us for a free screening of James Baldwin’s Go Tell it on the Mountain on Saturday, September 10 from 5-7pm in the library’s Community Room. This screening is being offered as a kickoff to a reading and discussion series on Baldwin in partnership with the Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center and SURJ Hudson. …

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James Baldwin’s America: A Reading and Discussion Series

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 …

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