Film Presentation: I Am Not Your Negro

Triptych of images: White men on left, James Baldwin center, integrated group on right

2016 Best Documentary Feature

Showing at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tippecanoe County,

333 Meridian Street, West Lafayette, Rooms 101-103

Sunday, October 28, 2018

3:00 – 5:00 pm

 

  • I Am Not Your Negro envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, a radical narration about race in America, using the writer’s original words, as read by actor Samuel L. Jackson.
  • Alongside a flood of rich archival material, it draws upon Baldwin’s notes on the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. to explore and bring a fresh perspective to the current racial narrative in America.
  • The film connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. Baldwin and director Raoul Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.
  • TERRI JETT, Butler University Associate Professor of Political Science & Special Assistant to the Provost for Diversity and Inclusivity, will lead a discussion following the film.

 

Book Cover: I Am Not Your NegroThe program is free. Direct questions to schonem@gmail.com