I Am Not Your Negro
Narrated with a quiet power by Samuel L. Jackson, I Am Not Your Negro is a communion with author and prominent social critic James Baldwin 30 years after his death.
When Baldwin died in 1987, he left behind the beginnings of a manuscript that would explore his relationship with three friends, all civil rights activists and all three murdered; Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Medgar Evans. And it is here that his manuscript is completed and brought to life by Haitian auteur Raoul Peck, whose part-documentary part-essay dissects the history of race relations in America by looking through the eyes of one of its most prominent intellectual voices.
From the America of Baldwin's 1930's Harlem childhood, through his political engagement of the 60s and 70s and laying bare the continued searing relevance of his words today. I Am Not Your Negro "is a thrilling introduction to his work, a remedial course in American history, and an advanced seminar in racial politics " -The New York Times
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