By Walter Rutledge
Sunday August 2, 2009 was the eighty-fifth birthday of author, poet, playwright, activist and Harlemite James Baldwin. The day unfortunately was marked with little acknowledgement or fanfare. Tragically in the case of Mr. Baldwin even history recorded can become history forgotten.
The Faison Firehouse Theatre presented the consummate birthday party honoring the life of Mr. Baldwin, one of the most prolific and provocative American literary icons.