Date(s) - 12/12/2020
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin 240 pages. (1953) In one of the greatest American classics, Baldwin’s semi-autobiographical novel chronicles an intelligent fourteen-year-old boy’s discovery of the terms of his identity. He is the stepson of the minister of a storefront Pentecostal church in Harlem one Saturday in March of 1935.
Baldwin’s rendering of his protagonist’s spiritual, sexual, and moral struggle of self invention opened new possibilities in the American language and in the way Americans understand themselves. In Baldwin’s writings, many of his themes run parallel with some of the major political movements toward social change in mid-twentieth-century America, such as the civil rights movement and the gay liberation movement.
All are welcome to these discussions. Join us for one or for all. While we normally meet in the sanctuary on second Saturday mornings, and then often go out to lunch afterward, this year—for now at least— we’ll be zooming through cyberspace. So you can join us from wherever you are!
We’ll be using my Zoom account, and I’ll send out a new invitation each month. If you’re interested in joining our discussions and are not already on my email list, contact me with your information and I’ll add you to it: That’s to Dorie Maxwell: firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-301-4204.