Although Beale Street was the fabled center of African American life and music in Memphis, this 1974 novel by James Baldwin (1924 -- 1987), with Beale Street as its namesake, is set in Harlem. The ... Read More
James Baldwin's first novel, "Go Tell it on the Mountain" (1953) is set primarily in a storefront African American Pentecostal church in Harlem in 1935. While the book explores the role of religion ... Read More
I know some people who were involved in the real life setting which some say inspired this great novel. In some ways the reality was even more sordid and shocking than Baldwin`s novel. (I am not ... Read More
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