James Baldwin’s America, a Reading & Discussion program at Woodstock Public Library
May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This will be a six-session series hosted by writer Sheila Isenberg and sponsored by HumanitiesNY and the Woodstock Public Library. We will read and discuss selected essays from Collected Essays by James Baldwin. And we will examine Baldwin’s collaboration with Richard Avedon, Nothing Personal. The aim of these readings and discussions will be to gain a deeper understanding of Baldwin’s America: his thoughts on slavery, racism, relations between black and white citizens, and the continuance of social and cultural behaviors that separate black and white communities.