Film & Discussion: “I Am Not Your Negro”
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Location: Princeton Public Library
As part of the Princeton & Slavery Project, Ruha Benjamin, assistant professor of African-American studies at Princeton University, leads a post-screening discussion of the Academy Award-nominated documentary based on an unfinished manuscript by writer and social critic James Baldwin. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of Baldwin’s close friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. In “I Am Not Your Negro,” filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book Baldwin never finished. The result is an up-to-the-minute examination of race in America and a journey through black history that connects the Civil Rights Movement of the past to today’s #BlackLivesMatter. Full details at Princeton Public Library.