James Baldwin (1924-1987) was educated in New York. He is the author of more than twenty works of fiction and nonfiction, including "Go Tell It on the Mountain, Notes of a Native Son, Another Country," and "Blues for Mister Charlie." He has received many awards including the Eugene F. Saxon Memorial Trust Award, a Rosenwald Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Partisan Review Fellowship, and a Ford Foundation grant. He was made a Commander of the Legion of Honor in 1986.
Dion Graham has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway, internationally (including London's Royal National Theatre), in films, and in several hit television series. Critically acclaimed, his performances and narration have been praised as thoughtful and compelling, vivid and full of life.show more