James Baldwin (I) (1924–1987)


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James Baldwin was born on August 2, 1924 in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer, known for I Am Not Your Negro (2016), If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) and American Playhouse (1981). He died on December 1, 1987 in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Alpes-Maritimes, France. See full bio »

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 2018 If Beale Street Could Talk (based on the book by)
 2016 I Am Not Your Negro (Documentary) (writings)
 1998 Where the Heart Is (novel "If Beale Street Could Talk")
 1985 American Playhouse (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Go Tell It on the Mountain (1985) ... (novel)
 1984 Go Tell It on the Mountain (adapted from the novel by)
 1963 Quest (TV Series) (novel 'Another Country' - 1 episode)
- Eulogy (1963) ... (novel 'Another Country')
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His play, "The Amen Corner," was performed in a Bonnie Franklin's Classic Contemporary American Play production at the Ford Theatre in Los Angeles, California with BeBe Drake, Amad Jackson, Iona Morris, Lou Myers, Portia Realer, Riley Roberts, Pamela Shaddock, Michele Shay, Dick Anthony Williams, Felicia Wilson, and Hattie ... See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 6 Articles | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[in the run-up to the 1980 Presidential election] In a couple of days, blacks may be using the vote to outwit the Final Solution. Yes. The Final Solution. No black person can afford to forget that the history of this country is genocidal from where the buffalo once roamed to where our ancestors were slaughtered - from New Orleans to New York, from Birmingham to Boston, and to the Caribbean and to... See more »

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Was an acquaintance of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, and Marlon Brando. He attended King's March on Washington in 1963. See more »

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