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James Baldwin: Bearing Witness: Scholarly Series 2020

Resource page for Library's 2020 scholarly series on James Baldwin

The Ridgefield Library's Fall Scholarly Series will celebrate the life and works of James Baldwin (August 2, 1924 - December 1, 1987), acclaimed American novelist, essayist, playwright, and activistThis series is made possible thanks to the Friends of the Ridgefield Library.


Books & Other Materials:

Other Resources:

Poetry of James Baldwin - Poetry Foundation

Atlantic Article by Raoul Peck  - July 2020 Article by director of I Am Not Your Negro

James Baldwin's Fire - NPR Podcast featuring Princeton Professor Eddie S. Glaude discussing James Baldwin.

PBS American Masters - James Baldwin Discusses Racism in Housing 1964

Don't miss the Ridgefield Playhouse Diversity Film series taking place over the fall. 10 films presented by 10 different organizations around Ridgefield. Click here to see an interview with Cheryl Washington and Dick Cavett and other bonus content from the series.

Racism & Anti-Racism Resources for Adults, Teens, Children, Families. The Ridgefield Library has curated a selection of resources for all ages about racism, anti-racism, and building empathy. You will find titles that directly address the topics, and also picturebooks and fiction books that are themed around these issues. All of these titles are owned by the Ridgefield Library or are available for download.