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James Arthur Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987) was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. His essays, as collected in Notes of a Native Son (1955), explore palpable yet unspoken intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in Western societies, most notably in mid-20th-century America, and their inevitable if unnameable tensions. Some Baldwin essays are book-length, for instance The Fire Next Time (1963), No Name in the Street (1972), and The Devil Finds Work (1976).Baldwin's novels and plays fictionalize fundamental personal questions and dilemmas amid complex social and psychological pressures thwarting the equitable integration of not only blacks, but also of gay and bisexual men, while depicting some internalized obstacles to such individuals' quests for acceptance. Such dynamics are prominent in Baldwin's second novel, written well before gay equality was widely espoused in America: Giovanni's Room (1956). Baldwin's first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, is said to be his best-known work. Wikipedia

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Birth date: August 2, 1924, Harlem, New York City, New York, United States
Death date: December 1, 1987, Saint Paul de Vence, France
Birth place: Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Profession:Writer, Actor, Miscellaneous Crew
Parents:Emma Berdis Jones
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#Fact
1Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 59-61. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
2Pictured on a 37¢ USA commemorative postage stamp in the Literary Arts series, issued 23 June 2004.
3Graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School in New York


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
À la place du coeur1998novel "If Beale Street Could Talk"
American Playhouse1985TV Series novel - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Heard It Through the Grapevine1982

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bamboozled2000quotation "No Name in the Street" used by kind permission of

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pretty Dudes2016TV Series in memory of - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Statue of Liberty1985DocumentaryHimself
The Dick Cavett Show1973TV SeriesHimself
Aquarius1971TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself
Baldwin's Nigger1968DocumentaryHimself
World in Action1965TV Series documentaryHimself - Writer
Debate: Baldwin vs. Buckley1965TV Movie documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Author
The 50 Year Argument2014DocumentaryHimself - Contributor
Sing Your Song2011DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Brando2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Portrait of a Bookstore as an Old Man2003DocumentaryHimself
Biography2003TV Series documentaryHimself
New York in the 50's2000DocumentaryHimself
American Masters1989-2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The Speeches of Malcolm X1997Video documentaryHimself - Marches to Montgomery with Baez
American Experience1994TV Series documentaryHimself - Author
What Happened, Miss Simone?2015DocumentaryHimself
Arena2014TV Series documentaryHimself

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1[observation, 1968] Sidney Poitier, as a black artist and a man, is up against the infantile, furtive sexuality of this country. Both he and Harry Belafonte are sex symbols, though no one dares to admit that, still less use them as any of the Hollywood he-men are used.
2[on jazz] This music begins on the auction block.
3I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself.
4[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 Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Saigon. Oh yes, let freedom ring.
5That the western world has forgotten that such a thing as the moral choice exists, my history, my flesh and my soul bear witness.
6You write in order to change the world, knowing perfectly well that you probably can't, but also knowing that literature is indispensable to the world... The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you alter, even by a millimeter, the way ... people look at reality, then you can change it.
7I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.
8The American ideal, after all, is that everyone should be as much alike as possible.
9The responsibility of a writer is to excavate the experience of the people who produced him.
10People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned.
11Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
12The primary distinction of the artist is that he must actively cultivate that state which most men, necessarily, must avoid: the state of being alone.


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