James Baldwin:  The Price of the Ticket
James Baldwin The Price of the Ticket
Jimmy Turns
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August 2, 2015 was James Baldwin’s 90th Birthday.
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    Dr. Maya Angelou  (1928 - 2014)

  • Former Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University.
  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

  • Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.

  • John H. Bracey, Jr.

  • Chair, W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and co-director, graduate African Diaspora Studies.
  • Rich Blint

  • Dr. Blint is NYU Visiting Scholar & Columbia University Research Affiliate, currently teaching at Barnard College’s Department of Africana Studies.
  • Michelle Elam

  • Dr. Elam is Stanford University’s Olivier Nomellini Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, Professor of English, and Director of Stanford’s interdisciplinary graduate program, Modern Thought and Literature (MTL).
  • Jacqueline Goldsby

  • Dr. Goldsby is a professor of English, African American studies and
    American studies at Yale University, and serves as chair of the Department of African American Studies.
  • Douglas Field

  • A writer and academic, Dr. Douglas Field is a lecturer in 20th-century
    American Literature at the University of Manchester, UK.
  • Nathan Grant

  • Dr. Grant is Editor of the highly regarded African American Review  and Associate Professor of English at St. Louis University since 2008
  • Nigel De Juan Hatton

  • Currently an assistant professor of literature and philosophy at the
    University of California, Merced, Hatton has also taught courses at
    Stanford, UC Berkeley and the University of Würzburg in Germany, as well
    as in California State Prisons.
  • Peniel E. Joseph

  • Dr. Joseph holds a joint professorship appointment at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the History Department in the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Randall Garrett Kenan

  • An award-winning writer, biographer and educator, currently Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
  • David A. Leeming

  • A humanities professor and author, Dr. Leeming is known for his biographies – including James Baldwin:  A Biography and Amazing Grace:  A Life of Beauford Delaney.  He was also a close friend of Baldwin’s.
  • D. Quentin Miller

  • Professor and Chair of English at Suffolk University, Boston, and author, editor, or co-editor of ten books.
  • Koritha Mitchell

  • Dr. Mitchell is an award-winning literary historian, cultural critic and professional development expert.  As an associate professor of English at Ohio State University.
  • Edward Pavlic

  • An award-winning poet and author of numerous works on James Baldwin, Dr. Pavlić is the Distinguished Research Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Georgia, and director of the Ph.D. program in Creative Writing.
  • Arnold Rampersad

  • A renowned biographer, Pulitzer Prize finalist and MacArthur Fellow, Dr. Rampersad is Stanford University’s Sara Hart Kimball Professor Emeritus in the Humanities.
  • Amilcar Shabazz

  • A Fulbright Senior Specialist, author and lecturer, Shabazz is now both a Umass Professor of Afro-American Studies and the Umass Faculty Advisor for Diversity and Excellence in the Office of the Chancellor.
  • Steven C. Tracy

  • A Fulbright Senior Specialist and Distinguished Professor of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Tracy is also a prolific author.
  • Magdalena J. Zaborowska

  • Professor at the University of Michigan – in both the Department of American Culture and the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies – Zaborowska is the 2017-18 John Rich Faculty Fellow at the Institute for the Humanities.
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