Participants are invited to engage in an urgent and critical investigation of race, religion, sexual orientation, America and its status quo, celebrating Baldwin’s ideas and legacy through music and visual imagery, calling for Individual actions remotely executed in unison. Using the vernacular of a church service, structured rituals or worship, empowerment, and sacred practices inspire the gifts the project will offer each month for free. Each month, September–December 2020, these gifts—music, thoughts, meditations, and visual testimonies of resilience inspired by James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time—can be accessed via www.TheGospelofJamesBaldwin.com.
1. Call: Dial a toll-free telephone number and discover songs, meditations, and chants to ease your mind any time, day or night, when you need it most: 1-833-4-BALDWIN (1-833-422-5394).
2. See: Experience visual testimonies of Baldwin’s text, with original music created by Meshell and artistic collaborators, including Suné Woods, Nicholas Galanin, and Charlotte Brathwaite. Sign up for new content alerts here!
3. Read: Sign up for our monthly broadsheet, featuring Baldwin’s words and calls to action, delivered 4 times, directly to your mailbox.