Presented by Rhodes College, this presentation will highlight aspects of James Baldwin's works and their relevance in today’s cultural moment.
A writer and social critic, Baldwin often published works providing insights on race, spirituality, and
humanity that also have become references for post-civil rights discussions of race in America. Free and open to the public, the event is presented by the Memphis Center at Rhodes as part of the college’s Communities in
Conversation series. Digital Baldwin will feature Professors Zandria Robinson and Ernest Gibson of Rhodes College and Professor Terrence Tucker of the University of Memphis. Each will introduce, screen, and discuss a video clip of Baldwin as a means to inform, to contextualize, and to highlight aspects of Baldwin’s work.
This conversation follows from prior events at Rhodes and in Memphis featuring Ta-Nehisi Coates and Jesmyn Ward, who along with the #BlackLivesMovement, have turned Baldwin’s work into the cultural touchstone of the moment.
The Rhodes College Communities in Conversation series provides the insights of scholars, philosophers, historians, journalists, and other thought leaders on the big issues faced nationally and around the world. Find Communities in Conversation on Facebook.com/Communities.in.Conversation on Twitter @Rhodes_CiC, or on Instagram @cic1848.
Thursday, Feb. 2nd
Hardie Auditorium of Palmer Hall