The Sackets Harbor Battlefield Historic Site will host its eighth “Humanities NY Reading and Discussion” series, focusing on the work of James Baldwin, on Thursdays, October 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th.
First assigned reading for Thursday, October 7th “Sonny’s Blues” a classic short story taught at most colleges and universities.
Other readings will include early novels and stories from Baldwin, Go Tell It on the Mountain, Giovanni’s Room, Another Country, Going to Meet the Man, and the essays Notes of a Native Son, Nobody Knows My Name, The Fire Next Time, No Name in the Street, The Devil Finds Work, and more.
Series facilitators are Jefferson Community College Assistant Professor of History Josh Canale and the college’s former President and history instructor Dr. John Deans
The series books can be borrowed from the Sackets Harbor Battlefield Historic site’s ‘Lieutenant’s House’ 504 W. Main Street, on Saturdays through October 9th from 10 am to 4:30 pm, or by calling for a weekday appointment.
All programs will be held from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Union Hotel building on the corner West Main and Ray Streets. Registration is required and can be completed by calling (315) 646-3634 or emailing Constance.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo of Baldwin quote graffiti during the 2020 George Floyd protests in Indianapolis provided.