Explorations in Black Leadership

Co-Directed by Phyllis Leffler & Julian Bond

Baldwin, James (1924–1987)

Baldwin was a writer and social activist whose works focused on race, sexuality, and class. His most well-known works are Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953) and Giovanni’s Room (1956). Notes of a Native Son (1955) is a well-known collection of essays. He called attention to the difficult obstacles faced by black, gay, and bisexual men in American society.