The prophetic power of James Baldwin’s explorations of race and America’s unfulfilled promise has never been more illuminating or more necessary.
Join Farah Jasmine Griffin, chair of Columbia University’s Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, for a close reading of Baldwin’s unforgettable story of a jazz pianist’s struggles with his art and his addiction.
“While the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never new, it always must be heard. There isn't any other tale to tell, it’s the only light we’ve got in all this darkness.” — From “Sonny’s Blues”
Thursday, June 25 6:00 – 7:00 PM Eastern