The MacDowell Artists' Colony in Peterborough held a ceremony on Sunday to name its library for literary great James Baldwin. Members of the public were welcome at the event, and several current and former MacDowell residents were in attendance. Former fellow Kevin Young, now an award-winning poet and director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, believes there's a groundswell of interest in Baldwin of late. "He's thinking a lot about some of the things we're thinking a lot about,” said Young, who is also the poetry editor for the New Yorker . “Questions of injustice and race. And the divide. The history of the things that divide us as Americans. And I think he's become all the more relevant." Baldwin, who was one of the first...
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MacDowell Artists’ Colony Names Library After Former Resident James Baldwin