The Symposium: Why Baldwin Matters: April 17, 2024


Why Baldwin Matters

 David Leeming, Keith Clark & So Much More!



A presentation & conversation: Noon-1:15 pm, Fenwick Reading Room, GMU, Fairfax, VA

Prof. Keith Clark will host David Leeming. David Leeming met James Baldwin in Istanbul in 1961. In 1994, Knopf published Leemings “James Baldwin: A Biography.” Leeming will give a 30-45 minute presentation followed by a sit down conversation with Keith Clark. 


Panel Discussion: 1:30pm-2:45 pm, Fenwick Reading Room, GMU, Fairfax, VA

Why Baldwin Matters - Friendship, Scholarship and Imagination - a panel led by Keith Clark - featuring Nicholas Delbanco and others.

Reception to follow: Robeson Room, Center for African and African American Studies, Johnson Center, GMU, Fairfax, VA