James Baldwin as a Voice for the Civil Rights Movement
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: New October 2022! Author Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. discusses his book on James Baldwin and why he sees Baldwin as one of the pre-eminent voices of the Civil Rights Movement.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: Writing-17**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Students should research Baldwin’s life and writings and then create a piece of art composed of Baldwin’s own words.


*Segment videos are short excerpts edited from interviews or interactive programs that offer flexible and differentiated ways to use the rich content included in the full-length conversation.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.