Virtual Event (Radcliffe): James Baldwin: The Making of an American Icon
In this lecture, Robert F. Reid-Pharr will explore how the novelist and essayist James Baldwin achieved his celebrity status and why his image continues to resonate with the public today.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 @ 9:00AM Pacific Time (12:00PM Eastern Time)
Virtual Event via Zoom (details sent after registration)
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As a Radcliffe fellow, Robert F. Reid-Pharr is completing a draft of “James Baldwin: The Making of an American Icon.” Drawing heavily on archival materials housed at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Houghton and Beinecke Libraries of Harvard and Yale Universities, the book is conservatively biographical in that it follows the story of Baldwin’s life from birth to death. At its core, however, the work is an attempt to understand how Baldwin achieved his fantastic celebrity status and why his image continues to be so compelling to the public.
9:00AM - 10:00AM Wed 21 Oct 2020 ( Timezone: Pacific )
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