Civil rights activist James Baldwin’s legacy to be celebrated with film screening, discussion

Learn about the life and work of the acclaimed novelist and civil rights activist James Baldwin at a film screening and discussion to be held on Saturday, Jan. 16.

The documentary biography of Baldwin, titled “James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket,” will be shown at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of the Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. Director Karen Thorsen and Yale scholars will discuss why Baldwin’s prophetic witness to American race relations remains vital 25 years later. 

“James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket” originally aired on PBS’ “American Masters” series in 1990.

The event, which is open to the public free of charge, is sponsored by the Yale College Dean’s Office, Department of African American Studies, and the Afro-American Cultural Center. For more information, contact afamstudies@yale.edu or call 203-432-1177.

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