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Author James Baldwin Interview (1986)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1986-02-23

Duration: 00:11:06

Subjects: Baldwin, James, 1924-1987 | Authors | Race | African Americans


  • Masingale, Sonya Host
  • Baldwin, James Interviewee


This segment from the February 23, 1986, episode of the series “Folks” features Sonya Masingale’s interview with author James Baldwin during his recent visit to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He discusses: his view of school desegregation; the possibility of racial harmony; his favorite writers; and his changing perception of the United States after his time in Europe.