April 13-19, 2008
Carleton College is proud to present Contemplating James Baldwin: Language, Courage, and Tenderness, a week-long symposium that brings together national Baldwin scholars and regional professors to present an array of perspectives, discussing the importance of Baldwin as writer, moralist, human rights activist, democracy theorist, public speaker, and celebrity. Lectures and media presentations address such topics as the photo-text genre and visuality, history and race, masculinity, sexuality and Black Power, Christian thought, and the structures of feeling in black music and theatre.
James Baldwin: Down From the Mountaintop
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19, Carleton College Concert Hall
James Baldwin: Down From the Mountaintop is a one-man play written and performed by Tony Award nominee Calvin Levels. The play depicts the rich and impassioned life of James Baldwin, esteemed American novelist, playwright, essayist and civil rights activist. This performance is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets are available at the Concert Hall; please arrive between 7:00 and 7:15 p.m.
Read more about the performance at the Down From the Mountaintop web site.