(Regis Bossu/Stars and Stripes)

Stuttgart, Germany, Feb. 16, 1973: Authors Chester Himes, left, and James Baldwin speak at the “Black Literature Night” and “Discussion of the Racial Situation in America and Europe” at the Liederhalle. Himes was the author of the noir Harlem Detective series of novels as well as several political works on the Black experience in the United States. Several of his books have been adapted to the big screen, including his first novel “If He Hollers Let Him Go” (1968), “Cotton Comes to Harlem” (1970) and “A Rage in Harlem” (1990). Baldwin was the author of “Go Tell It on the Mountain” (1953), “Notes of a Native Son” (1955), “Giovanni’s Room” (1956), “Going to Meet the Man” (1965) and “If Beale Street Could Talk” (1974).

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