Authors similar to James Baldwin
"The Negro in American Culture" a group discussion (Baldwin, Hughes, Hansberry, Capouya, Kazin)
Lorraine Hansberry’s Letters Reveal the Playwright’s Private Struggle
For no one should leave our schools without being familiar with these amazing, visionary, Black, queer 20th century stalwart seekers of justice. To the rising high schoolers of Philadelphia,. The storm which rages about your youthful head today is the challenge and inevitability of your future. This high school guide is meant to lay out your options for continuing your school-based education within these city limits. As an educator among this city, I am here to communicate with you a few tips as you navigate through this process. Please read with care, as I hope they find a home with you.
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He was part of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, as well as the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march. From to he lived in Greenwich Village at 81 Horatio Street, and for many years before and after that, he frequented and drew inspiration and comradery from many of the literary and bohemian clubs and cafes of Greenwich Village. Old, slatternly women from the slums and from the East Side sat on benches, usually alone, sometimes sitting with gray-haired, matchstick men. Ladies from the gigantic apartment buildings on Fifth Avenue, vaguely and desperately elegant, were also in the park, walking their dogs; and Negro nursemaids, turning a stony face on the grown-up world, crooned anxiously into baby carriages. The other Villagers sat on benches, reading — Kierkegaard was the name shouting from the paper-covered volume held by a short-cropped girl in blue jeans — or talking distractedly of abstract matters, or gossiping or laughing; or sitting still, either with an immense, invisible effort which all but shattered the benches and the trees, or else with a limpness which indicated that they would never move again.
Simone, who died in , was one of the great, and unclassifiable, popular singers of the 20th century, and a strong proponent of Civil Rights. Simone was born in North Carolina in She had a precocious talent for the piano, starting playing by ear at the age of three. She received as much classical musical education as was available to a young black girl in the pre-war South. Her community clubbed together to send her to study at the prestigious Julliard School in New York. But her hopes of career as a classical pianist were dashed when she failed to gain admission to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia once she graduated from Julliard.