Original Airdate: 12/1/1987
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Callie Crossley marks the death of James Baldwin (author) with a retrospective profile. Crossley reports on Baldwin's accomplishments as an author and his social criticism. Crossley notes that Baldwin challenged Ameican society to deal with racism. Crossley interviews Floyd Barbour (Professor, Simmons College) about Baldwin. Barbour says that Baldwin's voice was truthful and angry. He adds that Baldwin's work bears witness to the African American experience in the twentieth century. Crossley's report includes footage of Baldwin talking about race in the United States. Crossley reports that Baldwin dealt with religious themes in his later work. Crossley's report is accompanied by shots of Baldwin's books and by footage from the American Playhouse production of Go Tell it on the Mountain. Crossley reports that Baldwin lived in France for forty years. She notes that he returned to the US three years ago to serve as a professor at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Crossley's report is accompanied by footage of Baldwin.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African Americans - Civil rights
Subject : Personal Names
Type : Genre
News - Television
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