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I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

A Companion Edition to the Documentary Film Directed by Raoul Peck

  • Author: Velvet Films, Inc.,Raoul Peck
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0525434712
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 160
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National Bestseller Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary To compose his stunning documentary film I Am Not Your Negro, acclaimed filmmaker Raoul Peck mined James Baldwin’s published and unpublished oeuvre, selecting passages from his books, essays, letters, notes, and interviews that are every bit as incisive and pertinent now as they have ever been. Weaving these texts together, Peck brilliantly imagines the book that Baldwin never wrote. In his final years, Baldwin had envisioned a book about his three assassinated friends, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King. His deeply personal notes for the project have never been published before. Peck’s film uses them to jump through time, juxtaposing Baldwin’s private words with his public statements, in a blazing examination of the tragic history of race in America. This edition contains more than 40 black-and-white images from the film.

Notes of a Native Son

Notes of a Native Son

  • Author: James Baldwin
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • ISBN: 0807006246
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 208
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In an age of Black Lives Matter, James Baldwin's essays on life in Harlem, the protest novel, movies, and African Americans abroad are as powerful today as when they were first written. With documentaries like I Am Not Your Negro bringing renewed interest to Baldwin's life and work, Notes of a Native Son serves as a valuable introduction. Written during the 1940s and early 1950s, when Baldwin was only in his twenties, the essays collected in Notes of a Native Son capture a view of black life and black thought at the dawn of the civil rights movement and as the movement slowly gained strength through the words of one of the most captivating essayists and foremost intellectuals of that era. Writing as an artist, activist, and social critic, Baldwin probes the complex condition of being black in America. With a keen eye, he examines everything from the significance of the protest novel to the motives and circumstances of the many black expatriates of the time, from his home in “The Harlem Ghetto” to a sobering “Journey to Atlanta.” Notes of a Native Son inaugurated Baldwin as one of the leading interpreters of the dramatic social changes erupting in the United States in the twentieth century, and many of his observations have proven almost prophetic. His criticism on topics such as the paternalism of white progressives or on his own friend Richard Wright’s work is pointed and unabashed. He was also one of the few writing on race at the time who addressed the issue with a powerful mixture of outrage at the gross physical and political violence against black citizens and measured understanding of their oppressors, which helped awaken a white audience to the injustices under their noses. Naturally, this combination of brazen criticism and unconventional empathy for white readers won Baldwin as much condemnation as praise. Notes is the book that established Baldwin’s voice as a social critic, and it remains one of his most admired works. The essays collected here create a cohesive sketch of black America and reveal an intimate portrait of Baldwin’s own search for identity as an artist, as a black man, and as an American.

The Devil Finds Work

The Devil Finds Work

  • Author: James Baldwin
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0804149682
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 144
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James Baldwin At The Movies... Provocative, timeless, brilliant. Bette Davis's eyes, Joan Crawford's bitchy elegance, Stepin Fetchit's stereotype, Sidney Poitier's superhuman black man... These are the movie stars and the qualities that influenced James Baldwin... and now become part of his incisive look at racism in American movies. Baldwin challenges the underlying assumptions in such films as In the Heat of the Night, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, and The Exorcist, offering us a vision of America's self-delusions and deceptions. Here are our loves and hates, biases and cruelties, fears and ignorance reflected by the films that have entertained us and shaped our consciousness. And here, too, is the stunning prose of a writer whose passion never diminished his struggle for equality, justice, and social change. From The Birth of a Nation to The Exorcist--one of America's most important writers turns his critical eye to American film.

The Fire Next Time

The Fire Next Time

  • Author: James Baldwin
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141963778
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 96
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The landmark work on race in America from James Baldwin, whose life and words are immortalized in the Oscar-nominated film I Am Not Your Negro 'We, the black and the white, deeply need each other here if we are really to become a nation' James Baldwin's impassioned plea to 'end the racial nightmare' in America was a bestseller when it appeared in 1963, galvanising a nation and giving voice to the emerging civil rights movement. Told in the form of two intensely personal 'letters', The Fire Next Time is at once a powerful evocation of Baldwin's early life in Harlem and an excoriating condemnation of the terrible legacy of racial injustice. 'Sermon, ultimatum, confession, deposition, testament, and chronicle ... all presented in searing, brilliant prose' The New York Times Book Review 'Baldwin writes with great passion ... it reeks of truth, as the ghettoes of New York and London, Chicago and Manchester reek of our hypocrisy' Sunday Times 'The great poet-prophet of the civil rights movement ... his seminal work' Guardian

Go tell it on the mountain : [a novel]

Go tell it on the mountain : [a novel]

  • Author: James Baldwin
  • Publisher: Laurel
  • ISBN: 0440330076
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 221
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This novel of Black life in America is written with an impartial attitude

If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk

  • Author: James Baldwin
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0804149674
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 208
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Like the blues -- sweet, sad and full of truth -- this masterly work of fiction rocks us with powerful emotions. In it are anger and pain, but above all, love -- affirmative love of a woman for her man, the sustaining love of a black family. Fonny, a talented young artist, finds himself unjustly arrested and locked in New York's infamous tombs. But his girlfriend, Tish, is determined to free him, and to have his baby, in this starkly realisitic tale... a powerful endictment of American concepts of justice and punishment in our time.

No Name in the Street

No Name in the Street

  • Author: James Baldwin
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0804149666
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 208
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This stunningly personal document and extraordinary history of the turbulent sixties and early seventies displays James Baldwin's fury and despair more deeply than any of his other works. In vivid detail he remembers the Harlem childhood that shaped his early conciousness, the later events that scored his heart with pain--the murders of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, his sojourns in Europe and in Hollywood, and his retum to the American South to confront a violent America face-to-face.

How to Rent a Negro

How to Rent a Negro

  • Author: damali ayo
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
  • ISBN: 1569762317
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 208
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A hilarious and satirical look at race relations that is almost too close for comfort, this pseudo-guidebook gives both renters and rentals "much-needed" advice and tips on technique. Reframing actual stories, techniques, requests, and responses gathered from the author's more than 30 years of research and experience, tips are provided in step-by-step outlines for renters to get the most for their money, and how rentals can become successful and wealthy, what they should wear, and topics of conversation to avoid. The book also serves up photo-dramatizations of some of the popular approaches covered in the book, handy tip-boxes, frequently asked questions for renters and rentals, a "How do I know if I'm being rented" quiz, a glossary of important terms, and "quickie" insta-rentals for those who need to rent on the go. Punctuated by quotes from former renters, and featuring rental diaries based on real encounters, this satire shocks and amuses, presenting a strikingly stark mirror of human relationships.

Libertarian History

Libertarian History

  • Author: Lin Xun,Dead Writers Club,Pointer Institute,Rex Curry
  • Publisher: No Pledge Publishing
  • ISBN: 153544326X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 380
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Supermodel (that's her on the cover) and Superwriter Lin Xun bares all in this book about history and the never-ending fight for liberty. She exposes anti-freedom schemes, including these shockers: (1) that the "Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag" was the origin of the Nazi salute and Nazi behavior; (2) that the military salute was the origin of the Nazi salute (via the military salute's use in the original Pledge of Allegiance) and; (3) Swastikas represented crossed "S" letter shapes for "socialist" under Hitler (three of the many astounding discoveries by avant-garde Political Scientist Dr. Rex Curry. The government calls Dr. Curry "the man who knows too much"). Each book is personally handled, wrapped, and mailed by Lin Xun (in the nude). Or by the publisher, depending on who's available. In this book, Lin spanks history's bottom, leaving red hand prints. Like a true patriot fashionista, she uses the flag as her own personal butt floss. The flag never objected. With a message from the socialist Kim Jong-un, the book "Libertarian History" introduces readers to Anarchaeology, Misanthropology, and the Socialist Crusades, the Latest Socialist Dark Age, and the Modern Socialist Inquisitions, which resulted in the Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part). Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong and other socialists are exposed along with the influence of socialists in the United States upon those criminals. Author Lin Xun is part of the Pointer Institute for Media Studies, as well as the Dead Writer's Club ("DWC" -an author's group). Lin and the Pointer Institute provide remedial education to journalists about history, economics, government, and more. They untangle those twelve years of brainwashing that cripples news reporters. In their fight against media incompetency, the DWC joined with the Pointer Institute in 2016 to shut down the Tampa Tribune Newspaper. As part of the Dead Writers Club (DWC), Lin has collaborated with the authors Micky Barnetti and Matt Crypto. Another volume by the Dead Writers Club is "Drug Detection Dog Training -Libertarian Lawyers Fight Police State USA." It is also available where fine books are sold. Lin says: "Students in government schools (socialist schools) should not drink the Kool-Aid every morning." For those who have, Lin's book contains the antidote. In her star-spangled writing, Lin shows you how to save yourself from the cult of the omnipotent state! [dramatic musical flourish]

The Mis-education of the Negro

The Mis-education of the Negro

  • Author: Carter Godwin Woodson
  • Publisher: ReadaClassic.com
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: African Americans
  • Page: 207
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Woodson's classic work of criticism explores how the education received by blacks has failed to give them an appreciation of themselves as a race and their contributions to history. Woodson puts forward a program that calls for the educated to learn about their past and serve the black community. (Education/Teaching)

Your Negro Tour Guide

Your Negro Tour Guide

Truths in Black and White

  • Author: Kathy Y. Wilson
  • Publisher: Clerisy Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 284
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Ranging from riot-torn Cincinnati, Ohio, where the nation's racial and police issues have boiled over into the streets, to illuminating community concerns from coast to coast, Kathy Y. Wilson's big, bold perspectives on urban living, race, scandal, trends and humanity are razor-sharp and profound. Her observations on the state of cultural politics in her hometown and across America will unite and inspire readers everywhere.

The Evidence of Things Not Seen

The Evidence of Things Not Seen

Reissued Edition

  • Author: James Baldwin
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780805039399
  • Category: History
  • Page: 125
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The controversial writer contemplates the whole spectrum of contemporary American life, with a look at the problems and continuing plight of blacks in white America, by focusing on the Atlanta child murders and public reaction.

Nobody Knows My Name

Nobody Knows My Name

  • Author: James Baldwin
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0804149739
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
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Told with Baldwin's characteristically unflinching honesty, this collection of illuminating, deeply felt essays examines topics ranging from race relations in the United States to the role of the writer in society, and offers personal accounts of Richard Wright, Norman Mailer and other writers.

One Day When I Was Lost

One Day When I Was Lost

  • Author: James Baldwin
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0804149763
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 288
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Based on Alex Haley’s bestselling classic The Autobiography of Malcolm X, a rare, lucidly composed screenplay from one of America’s great masters of letters.Son of a Baptist minister; New York City hustler; honor student; convicted criminal; powerful minister in the Nation of Islam; father and husband: Malcolm X transformed himself, time and again, in order to become one of the most feared, loved, and undeniably charismatic leaders of twentieth-century America. No one better represents the tumultuous times of his generation, and there is no one better to capture him and his milieu than James Baldwin. With spare, elegant, yet forceful dialogue and fresh, precise camera directions, Baldwin breathes cinematic life into this controversial and important figure, offering a new look at a man who changed himself in order to change the country.

The Price of the Ticket

The Price of the Ticket

Collected Nonfiction, 1948-1985

  • Author: James Baldwin
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780312643065
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 690
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The works of James Baldwin constitute one of the major contributions to American literature in the twentieth century, and nowhere is this more evident than in The Price of the Ticket, a compendium of nearly fifty years of Baldwin's powerful nonfiction writing. With truth and insight, these personal, prophetic works speak to the heart of the experience of race and identity in the United States. Here are the full texts of Notes of a Native Son, Nobody Knows My Name, The Fire Next Time, No Name in the Street, and The Devil Finds Work, along with dozens of other pieces, ranging from a 1948 review of Raintree Country to a magnificent introduction to this book that, as so many of Mr. Baldwin's works do, combines his intensely private experience with the deepest examination of social interaction between the races. In a way, The Price of the Ticket is an intellectual history of the twentieth-century American experience; in another, it is autobiography of the highest order.

Just Above My Head

Just Above My Head

  • Author: James Baldwin
  • Publisher: Delta
  • ISBN: 0385334567
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 584
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Love and courage bind three extraordinary people--a former child evangelist, a famous gospel singer, and the latter's manager-brother--as they shape and are shaped by the events of the past three decades.

Who Can Afford to Improvise?

Who Can Afford to Improvise?

James Baldwin and Black Music, the Lyric and the Listeners

  • Author: Ed Pavlic
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0823268489
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 352
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More than a quarter-century after his death, James Baldwin remains an unparalleled figure in American literature and African American cultural politics. In Who Can Afford to Improvise? Ed Pavlic offers an unconventional, lyrical, and accessible meditation on the life, writings, and legacy of James Baldwin and their relationship to the lyric tradition in black music, from gospel and blues to jazz and R&B. Based on unprecedented access to private correspondence and unpublished manuscripts and attuned to a musically inclined poet's skill in close listening, Who Can Afford to Improvise? frames a new narrative of James Baldwin's work and life. Who Can Afford to Improvise? is presented in three books--or movements; the first listens to Baldwin, in the initial months of his most intense visibility in May 1963 and the publication of The Fire Next Time. It introduces the key terms of his lyrical aesthetic and identifies the shifting contours of Baldwin's career from his early work as a reviewer for left-leaning journals in the 1940s to his last published and unpublished works from the mid-1980s. Book II listens with Baldwin and ruminates on the recorded performances of Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington, singers whose messages and methods were closely related to his developing worldview. It concludes with the first detailed account of "The Hallelujah Chorus," a performance from July 1, 1973, in which Baldwin shared the stage at Carnegie Hall with Ray Charles. Finally, in Book III, Pavlic reverses our musically inflected reconsideration of Baldwin's voice, projecting it into the contemporary moment and reading its impact on everything from the music of Amy Winehouse, to the street performances of Turf Feinz, and the fire of racial oppression and militarization against black Americans in the twenty-first century. Always with an ear close to the music, and avoiding the safe box of celebration, Who Can Afford to Improvise? enables a new kind of "lyrical travel" with the instructive clarity and the open-ended mystery Baldwin's work invokes into the world.

Stolen Images

Stolen Images

Lumumba and the Early Films of Raoul Peck

  • Author: Raoul Peck
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • ISBN: 1609801482
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 284
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Among today’s leading filmmakers, none brings to the screen such a deep awareness of how power is channeled from First to Third World societies, or exhibits such great human sensitivity, as Raoul Peck. Collected here for the first time are Peck’s three early feature and documentary screenplays as well as his seminal film Lumumba. In this collection of screenplays are Raoul Peck’s award-winning pair of films that cemented the director’s place in the internationalist cinema canon—the documentary Lumumba: Death of Prophet and the 2000 feature film Lumumba—about the life and assassination of Republic of Congo Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba. Also included are Raoul Peck’s first feature, Haitian Corner—set during the last, violent breaths of Haiti’s Duvalier regime—which asserted a Haitian Creole identity in Brooklyn in the 1980s, and The Man by the Shore, the first Haitian film ever to be screened in theaters in the United States and the first Caribbean film ever entered into competition at the Cannes Film Festival. Each film presented includes introductions by the author, production stills, storyboards, and poster art.

Slavery by Another Name

Slavery by Another Name

The re-enslavement of black americans from the civil war to World War Two

  • Author: Douglas A. Blackmon
  • Publisher: Icon Books
  • ISBN: 1848314132
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 496
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A Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the mistreatment of black Americans. In this 'precise and eloquent work' - as described in its Pulitzer Prize citation - Douglas A. Blackmon brings to light one of the most shameful chapters in American history - an 'Age of Neoslavery' that thrived in the aftermath of the Civil War through the dawn of World War II. Using a vast record of original documents and personal narratives, Blackmon unearths the lost stories of slaves and their descendants who journeyed into freedom after the Emancipation Proclamation and then back into the shadow of involuntary servitude thereafter. By turns moving, sobering and shocking, this unprecedented account reveals these stories, the companies that profited the most from neoslavery, and the insidious legacy of racism that reverberates today.

Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone

Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone

  • Author: James Baldwin
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0804149704
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 496
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At the height of his theatrical career, the actor Leo Proudhammer is nearly felled by a heart attack. As he hovers between life and death, Baldwin shows the choices that have made him enviably famous and terrifyingly vulnerable. For between Leo's childhood on the streets of Harlem and his arrival into the intoxicating world of the theater lies a wilderness of desire and loss, shame and rage. An adored older brother vanishes into prison. There are love affairs with a white woman and a younger black man, each of whom will make irresistible claims on Leo's loyalty. And everywhere there is the anguish of being black in a society that at times seems poised on the brink of total racial war. Overpowering in its vitality, extravagant in the intensity of its feeling, Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone is a major work of American literature.