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Excerpts from interviews with Floyd Barbour and James Baldwin
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[James Baldwin]
Original Airdate: 12/1/1987

Length: 00:03:54
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
Callie Crossley
Format : Tape 5449   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102890 
VHS cassette 104085 
Betacam cassette 104116 
digital betacam cassette 104114 

Subject : Keywords
African Americans - Civil rights
Race relations

Subject : Personal Names
Baldwin, James
Barbour, Floyd
Crossley, Callie

Type : Genre
News - Television

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