Between the Lines Book Club: Interviews With James Baldwin

between the lines book club logoWelcome to Between The Lines Book Club! This month’s selection is Go Tell It On The Mountain, by James Baldwin. We will meet to discuss the book at Arden Dimick Library, at 10:30AM, on March 24, 2018.

James Baldwin was a powerful speaker and he often gave interviews. If you haven’t read Go Tell It, these interviews will give you a sense of how Baldwin speaks (he has a distinctive literary and speaking cadence) and his views. Here are a few of his interviews and speeches:

Here is a lengthy interview in which Baldwin discusses sexuality

Here he is discussing his return from Europe to New York in 1962 in The Guardian

Here’s an interview from Esquire that was conducted in 1968, shortly after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

And finally, here are five great interviews on video.





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