Jonathan Holloway, author of Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory & Identity in Black American Since 1941, and Marcus Hunter, author of Black Citymakers: How the Philadelphia Negro Changed Urban America, will participate in a panel discussion on the topic, “Achieving Our Country: James Baldwin and American Morality,” to be held at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd., Harlem, NYC, on Saturday, July 12, 2014, from 3-5pm. The panel is one of several that organizers of the Harlem Book Fair have devoted to the legacy of 20th century novelist and essayist James Baldwin, who as a native son of Harlem, wrote cogently about the pathology racism endemic in America and broadly throughout Western culture.
Jonathan Holloway is the Dean of Yale College. He formerly served as Chair of the African American Studies Dept., and is Professor of African American Studies, History and American Studies at Yale.
Marcus Hunter was Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Yale from 2011 through 2014. He has been appointed Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at UCLA.