“What I Learned from the Till Trial and My Friendship with James Baldwin” is the subject of a talk I will give at Martin University, Thursday, March 1, at 6pm.
The address is 2186 N. Sherman Drive. Free Parking.
I covered the Emmett Till murder trial for The Nation Magazine, and knew James Baldwin when he and I lived in Greenwich Village 1957-1963. Baldwin wrote of my first book, Island in the City: The World of Spanish Harlem:
“Dan Wakefield has a remarkable combination of humility and tough-mindedness and perhaps that is why he makes theses streets and houses and those struggling, despairing and bewildered lives so vivid.”
This event is sponsored by Child Advocates, Inc. and is a free event.