Enduring `Mountain'

Honoring 50 years of Baldwin novel

February 28, 2003|By Jessica Myers

Goucher College will be host to a symposium tomorrow to celebrate the 50th anniversary of James Baldwin's acclaimed novel Go Tell It on the Mountain.

Go Tell It! Claiming the Baldwin Tradition, will feature lectures and panel discussions by scholars, theologians and literary academics, including a keynote address by renowned scholar Bell Hooks at 7 p.m in Kraushaar Auditorium. Baldwin's sister, Gloria Smart, is also scheduled to attend the event.

Scholar Randall Kenan will deliver the opening address at 10 a.m. in the Haebler Memorial Chapel, followed by a daylong series of lectures and discussions in Merrick Hall, featuring Angelo Robinson and Kelly Brown Douglas of Goucher College, Lynn Schott of Michigan State University and Yasmin DeGout of Howard University, Delores Williams of the Union Theological Seminary and Clarence Hardy of Rollins College.

Go Tell It on the Mouintain is the story of a young male in Harlem grappling with issues of spirituality, race and sexuality.

Call 410-337-6333 or visit www.goucher.edu/gotellit.

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