Biography: Witness James Baldwin
documents the writer's expatriate days in Paris, his civil rights work with Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, and the writing of his best-known essay, The Fire Next Time. While delving into Baldwin's personal and professional successes and his controversial struggles, the program also showcases such seminal texts as Notes of a Native Son, Giovanni's Room, and his play, Blues for Mr. Charlie. Highlights include rare recordings of Baldwin reading his work as well as interviews with actor/activist Ossie Davis, poet Nikki Giovanni, author Sol Stein, biographer David Leeming, correspondent Verta Mae Grosvenor, close friends, relatives and an archival interview with James Baldwin himself.
Posted by ronn at February 19, 2003 11:22 AM