The life of James Baldwin!
Berdis had divorced Baldwin's biological father because of drug abuse three years earlier.
Bldwin joined the church because of the abuses of his stepfather and the difficuties of his life. He converted during a prayer meeting and soon became junior ministor, drawing larger crowds than his father did.
Baldwin came to view Christianity as falsley premised, but later accredited it to helping him through his personal crisis.
The funeral was on Baldwin's 19th birthday.
His move to Paris inspired his later book Giovanni's Room.
Baldwin's first and most famous novel. Go Tell It on the Mountain examines the role of the Christian Church in the lives of African-Americans, both as a source of repression and moral hypocrisy and as a source of inspiration and community. It also, more subtly, examines racism in the United States.
Collection of essays written by James Baldwin
Baldwin's second novel. Giovanni's Room is noteworthy for bringing complex representations of homosexuality to a reading public with empathy and artistry, thereby fostering a broader public discourse of issues regarding same-sex desire. Giovanni's Room was written in a time well before same-sex relationships were even discussed and was controversial not only for its subject, but its content.
A short story written by Jame's Baldwin that focuses around the characters of Sonny and Brother.
James Baldwin's third novel. he novel tells of the bohemian lifestyle of musicians, writers and other artists living in Greenwich Village in the late 1950s. It portrayed many taboo themes such as bisexuality, interracial couples and extramarital affairs.
Book long essay that deals with both race and religion
Baldwin's fourth novel. Tell Me How Long the Train's Been gone, like Baldwin's other novels and essyas, deals with the struggle of racial oppression.
Baldwin's third non-fiction book. The book is made up of essays that deal with Algerian war and Albert Camus's take on it, Francisco Franco, McCarthyism, Martin Luther King's death, Malcolm X, Huey Newton, Bobby Seale, Eldridge Cleaver, and the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Badlwin's fifth novel. This book is a love story set in Harlem in the early 1970's.
Another book-length essay written by Baldwin. This book is both a memoir of his experiences watching movies and a critique of the racial politics of American cinema.
James Baldwin's sixth novel. The novel tells the life story of a group of friends, from preaching in Harlem, through to experiencing 'incest, war, poverty, the civil-rights struggle, as well as wealth and love and fame—in Korea, Africa, Birmingham, New York, Paris.
A non-fiction book about the Wayne Williams Atlanta child murders of 1979-1981.
James Baldwin succumbs to esophageal cancer. It is debated whether it was in early December or late November.
Algerian independence movement against France. Was mentioned in Baldwin's essay, No Name in the Street.
A series of murders committed in Atlanta, Georgia, United States from the summer of 1979 until the spring of 1981. Over the two-year period, a minimum of 28 African-American children, adolescents and adults were killed. Atlanta native Wayne Williams, also African-American and 23 years old at the time of the last murder, was arrested for and convicted of two of the murders. Inspired Baldwin's non-fiction book Evidence of Things Not Seen.