Monthly Archives: September 2016

Baldwin Series is Off to a Great Start!

The first meeting of the discussion series James Baldwin’s America at Harlem West Middle School was a great success!  Over a dozen people gathered to explore Baldwin’s writing.  Grant Cooper did readings of Baldwin’s poetry, including the powerful piece “Imagination” and we discussed some prominent themes that recur throughout Baldwin’s body of work.



At our second meeting on Monday, September 26th we will delve into Baldwin’s masterpiece Go Tell It On The Mountain.  Many thanks to Success Academies, Harlem West and the NY Humanities Council for making this important program happen!




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James Baldwin Discussion Series Starts Monday!

Celebrate Harlem’s Native Son: James Baldwin!



Success Academies was awarded an exclusive grant to host an Adult Reading and Discussion Series sponsored by the NY Humanities Council. James Baldwin’s America is a six-part Adult Reading and Discussion series with a focus on readings, film clips, and art tied to Baldwin’s legacy, social justice, identity, and the history of the Harlem neighborhood. The discussion series will be co-facilitated by African American Studies scholar Dr. Lindsey Swindall and Grant Cooper, an artist from New York City.

Please join us in celebrating the life and legacy of one of the most influential writers of race and American culture!




Harlem West Middle School — 215 West 114th Street, Floor 5, New York, NY 10026 —

(Between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue)

TIME for each event:

4:45-6:00 pm (4:45-5:00 arrival and refreshments)


Monday, 9/12; Monday, 9/26; Monday, 10/17; Monday, 10/24; Monday, 11/14; Monday, 12/12



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