Monday, July 17, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Join the Heritage UU Church Racial Justice team to watch a film about James Baldwin, (1924-1987). Baldwin was a novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic, and one of America’s foremost writers. His essays, such as “Notes of a Native Son” (1955), explore palpable yet unspoken intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in Western societies, most notably in mid-twentieth-century America. A Harlem, New York, native, he primarily made his home in the south of France.
This film explores Baldwin’s writings on the history of racism in the United States through his reminiscences of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as his personal observations on American history.
The film will be shown on Monday, July 17, 7:00-9:00 p.m., in the Heritage Room.
For more information, talk with Louise Lawarre, or contact the Racial Justice Team at RacialJustice@huuc.net.