James Baldwin’s house in the South of France serves as a powerful lens to explore his life and works. From 1971 to 1987, the last sixteen years of his life, Baldwin's home in St. Paul de Vence was his permanent, vibrant abode and an important social center for artists and intellectuals from Europe, Africa, America, and around the world.
Once I found myself on the other side of the ocean, I could see where I came from very clear … You can never escape that. I am the grandson of a slave, and I am a writer. I must deal with both. James Baldwin
Stories from Chez Baldwin
Power of Place: St. Paul de Vence
Baldwin at a Glance
Bearing Witness to the Movement
An Author for the Ages
For these innocent people have no other hope. They are, in effect, still trapped in a history which they do not understand; and until they understand it, they cannot be released from it. James Baldwin
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Address book belonging to James Baldwin
Inkwell Owned by James Baldwin
U.S. passport belonging to James Baldwin
The Fire Next Time
World Council of Churches guest badge
Blues for Mister Charlie Playbill
Digital resources to continue your exploration of the life, work, and impact of James Baldwin.