Writer/actor Oliver King reads James Baldwin's 1963 book The Fire Next Time. The readings will be aired over six days in February to celebrate Black History Month. Readings will air
Writer/actor Oliver King reads James Baldwin’s 1963 book The Fire Next Time. The readings will be aired over six days in February to celebrate Black History Month. Readings will air 11:00am on the following dates and will remain available as the book and readings progress. Find the link to the readings at hurleyvilleartscentre.org
About The Fire Next Time: A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave a passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin’s early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative document. It consists of two “letters,” written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism. Described by The New York Times Book Review as “sermon, ultimatum, confession, deposition, testament, and chronicle…all presented in searing, brilliant prose,” The Fire Next Time stands as a classic of our literature.