South Carolina State University’s I.P. Stanback Museum and Planetarium will host its second Museum After Hours program at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12.

The event will feature a screening entitled “James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket,” which is a documentary about the life of the late James Baldwin.

This event is free and open to the public.

Baldwin is remembered as an expressive novelist, essayist and playwright. He was also a civil rights activist who was passionate about the subject of race in America.

The film was produced and directed by Karen Thorsen, written by Karen Thorsen and Douglas K. Dempsey and originally premiered in 1989. It also features extensive commentary by Baldwin and includes interviews with the late Maya Angelou and several other award-winning authors.

Attendees are encouraged to remain at the museum after the screening and participate in a discussion regarding the film.

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