On Feb. 15, there will be a screening of I Am Not Your Negro in Hugel 103 at 4:15 p.m. I Am Not Your Negro is a 2016 documentary film and social critique film essay directed by Raoul Peck, based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript Remember This House. Narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson, the film explores the history of racism in the United States through Baldwin’s recollections of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr., as well as his personal observations of American history.
After the film, Wendy Wilson-Fall will speak to the topics of recent police killings of black men and the ongoing debates about AP African American Studies in the context of James Baldwin’s legacy. This event is sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Development, the Lafayette Libraries, Film & Media Studies, Africana Studies, and the Association of Black Collegians. Learn more about this event and other screenings in the series.