Novelist, essayist, and public intellectual, James Baldwin was one of the most brilliant and provocative literary figures of the post WWII era, and one of the greatest African-American writers of the 20th century. We will read Baldwin’s first three novels: Go Tell It on the Mountain, Giovanni’s Room and Another Country. In addition we will watch I Am Not Your Negro, an award winning documentary based on Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript, Remember This House, which provides background information and context. Each study group participant is expected to lead a class discussion. Our text is Baldwin, Early Novels & Stories, (The Library of America, 1998). Please join us to discuss Baldwin’s work and the issues he raises. Participation will include email access, ability to open Word attachments, and PDF documents, and follow links to material online.