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I Am Not Your Negro Film Screening and Discussion

National Archives at Kansas City
Kansas City, MO

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CST

This Academy Award® nominated film, completed from an unfinished James Baldwin manuscript, examines race in America connecting the Civil Rights movement to the modern day Black Lives Matter movement. In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends - Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript. In his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. I Am Not Your Negro is a KCPT Indie Lens Pop-Up made available through Kansas City PBS. This program is part of a film series presented in collaboration with the American Jazz Museum, Black Archives of Mid-America, Greater KC Black History Study Group, and Kansas City PBS. 

Reservations are requested for this free program. Please note: this event will take place at the GEM Theater, 1615 East 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108.


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