About The James Baldwin Centennial Committee (JBCC)

The James Baldwin Centennial Committee (JBCC) is a family operated entity formed as an extension of the Estate to help usher the global celebrations honoring this special milestone.

The JBCC, composed of his nieces and nephews, have recently created Baldwin United, a collective action fund at Tides Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Baldwin United promotes our beloved uncle Jimmy’s legacy, distributing grants to organizations who embody his work, spirit and activism.

We are truly grateful to our corporate/cultural partners for supporting our vision while understanding the importance of amplifying his voice during these turbulent times.

We are keenly aware of his contemporary relevance and the spiritual connection many have with our uncle, so we are doing our best to protect all that is sacred as he is shared with the world for the betterment of humanity.

1924 - Forever

Interested in helping us catalyze impact of social justice organizations that strive to make James Baldwin’s vision a reality? Donate here.Your gift may be tax-deductible pursuant to §170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code. Please visit www.tides.org/state-nonprofit-disclosures for additional information.

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Box sets and titles written by James Baldwin.

The James Baldwin Collection

The definitive three-volume Library of America James Baldwin edition gathering all his essential writings, including the collected essays and complete fiction.

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James Baldwin Box Set

A box set of James Baldwin's principal novels, featuring Go Tell It on the Mountain, Giovanni's Room, and If Beale Street Could Talk.

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Books written by James Baldwin

“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read." -Uncle Jimmy

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The James Baldwin Centennial Passport

Uncle Jimmy was a man of many villages. He was born in the American village of Harlem and died in the French village of St. Paul de Vence. After leaving New York for Paris at the age of 24, he became a self-described "transatlantic commuter" for the rest of his life. He loved his homeland but found himself at odds with his typewriter when in America.Taking refuge in countries like Switzerland and Turkey gave him the livelihood and peace of mind to what he loved to do - write. His passport isn't a flaunting relic of his travels; it's a symbolic representation of his global perspective on humanity -- and this site is his new digital footprint.

Upcoming Events

June 13th, 2024

4-6 PM

NYPL Treasures exhibits featuring Baldwin.

42nd Street Branch (Bryant Park), NYC

July 16th, 2024

Baldwin 100 Podcast Ep 1.

Available on all platforms.

August 2nd, 2024

James Baldwin’s 100th birthday!

August 2nd, 2024

Schomburg Library exhibit opens.

Harlem, NYC

Sept 9-13th, 2024

La Maison Baldwin Conference

Paris, France


Coming Soon

Exhibits, podcasts and more!

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We are thrilled to see so many centennial celebrations happening around the world. Please subscribe and follow us on IG to join our global community. Stay tuned! #Baldwin100

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