Historically Speaking: Reflecting on the work of James Baldwin and Black Masculinity

Kiese Laymon, Darnell L. Moore, and Marlon Peterson
Date & Time
Monday, August 2, 2021 7:00 pm
African American History and Culture Museum
Event Type
After Five, Lectures & Discussions, Shopping/Book Signing, Webcasts & Online

Registration Recommended
About this Event

During the mid-twentieth century, James Baldwin wrote extensively about the intersections of race, sexuality, gender, and class in the United States. Our panelists, Darnell Moore, Kiese Laymon, and Marlon Peterson will reflect the political, social, and literary lineage of James Baldwin, picking up where Baldwin left off in the contemporary discussion. The memoirists will spotlight how Baldwin influenced their writing and how their memoirs examine their race, sexuality, spirituality, and class to reshape their identity as Black men in America. Museum curator Aaron Bryant will moderate the live discussion.

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Please use the link below to place your order online for No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America by Darnell Moore, Bird Uncaged: An Abolitionist's Freedom Song by Marlon Peterson, and Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon. A limited number of copies are available for sale from our Museum Store courtesy of Smithsonian Enterprises.

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