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The first event in the Know YOUR History series will focus on American writer and social critic James Baldwin. "An Evening of James Baldwin" will serve as an introduction to the acclaimed author’s eloquent, emotional, and inimitable style and as a preview to the on-campus viewing of the Academy-Award nominated documentary “I am Not Your Negro” on November 1, 2017.

Baldwin’s words ring out from the 1960s and reverberate with tremendous meaning today, especially in light of the current socio-political moment in our country.  His rhetorical style combined with the genius of his social critique makes James Baldwin one of the 20th century’s greatest influencers.

Travis Brown, director of the Pomona College Quantitative Skills Center, will lead an introduction to acclaimed novelist James Baldwin’s work, featuring a video of the author, a response from April Mayes, associate professor of history, and small group discussions.

This event is part of the Know YOUR History series, which seeks to amplify the voices that are often drowned out in the clamor of the dominant narrative.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017 8:00 pm
  • Pomona College
  • Rose Hills Theatre, Smith Campus Center
  • 170 E. Sixth Street
General Public
Pomona Alumni
Pomona Faculty and Staff
Pomona Students
Claremont Colleges Community

This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.