James Baldwin



Place of birth:

Harlem, New York, USA:


James Arthur Baldwin was an African-American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. His essays, as collected in Notes of a Native Son, explore palpable yet unspoken intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in Western societies, most notably in mid-20th-century America, and their inevitable if unnameable tensions.

Film Credits

I Am Not Your Negro (2017)
as Himself (archive footage)
James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket (1989)
as Himself
I Heard It Through the Grapevine (1982)
Baldwin's Nigger (1968)
as Himself
Take This Hammer (1964)
as Himself
James Baldwin, Un ├ętranger dans le village (1962)
as himself

TV Series Credits

Bobby Kennedy for President (2018)
as Himself (archive footage)