Saving Stories: James Baldwin Predicted Racial Reckoning In America A Half Century Ago

Jul 9, 2020

In this latest edition of WUKY's  award winning history program Saving Stories, Dr. Doug Boyd with the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries presents audio from a collection of interviews Robert Penn Warren conducted in 1964 on the unfolding Civil Rights Movement.  On April 27, 1964 Penn Warren battled through equipment issues to have a candid conversation with James Baldwin.  The author, lecturer and activist was featured in the recent Academy Award nominated documentary "I Am Not Your Negro."

James Baldwin, shown in his apartment, June 19, 1963, New York. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff)