Heritage – James Baldwin


James-Baldwin

  • James Arthur Baldwin was born August 2, 1924 in Harlem, New York
  • Novelist, essayist, activist, playwright, poet
  • Graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School in 1942
  • Awarded Eugene F. Saxton Memorial Trust Award in 1945
  • Go Tell It on the Mountain published in 1953
  • The Amen Corner published in 1954
  • Notes of a Native Son published in 1955
  • Giovanni’s Room published in 1956
  • Nobody Knows My Name: More Notes of a Native Son published in 1961
  • Another Country published in 1962
  • The Fire Next Time published in 1963
  • Awarded George Polk prize in 1963
  • No Name in the Street published in 1972
  • Professorship of Literature and Afro-American Studies at the Five College Network in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1983
  • La Légion D’Honneur, France’s highest honor, awarded by President François Mitterand in 1986
  • Died December 1, 1987 at the age of 67

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