An American writer noted for his novels on sexual and personal identity and his sharp essays on civil rights struggle in the United States, Baldwin also wrote three plays, a children\'s storybook and a book of short stories. He gained fame with his first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953), a story of hidden sins, guilt and religious torments. In this and subsequent works, Baldwin fused autobiographical material with analysis of social injustice and prejudices.
CD 1â€”After the Murder of Four Children (Sept. 1963); Men and Women in the Arts Concerned with Vietnam (March, 1968); Talk at the S.F. Masonic Auditorium (May 1963)
CD 2â€”The Artistâ€™s Struggle for Integrity (Sept. 1962); Short Stories: Giovanniâ€™s Room (Oct. 1963); Interview with Elsa Knight Thompson and John Leonar
CD 3 â€”Black Muslims vs. the Sit-Ins (April, 1961); Baldwin at the Masonic Temple (1963)
Producer: Pacifica Radio Archives