I am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin and Race in America (2016)

Sat, January 19, 2019 2:00 P.M. Add to your calendar
Kingsessing Library

This Oscar-nominated documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism. 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. This documentary envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, connecting the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter.

Screening followed by a discussion. Light refreshments will be served.

Adult Young Adult Film Screening One Book, One Philadelphia

Kingsessing Library
1201 South 51st Street (5lst St. between Kingsessing and Chester Avenues)
Philadelphia, PA 19143-4353
215-685-2690

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Thursday, January 17, 2019
1:00 P.M.
A Conversation with Jesmyn Ward | Community College of Philadelphia, Great Hall, Winnet Student Life Building, 2nd Floor, 17th St. between Spring Garden and Callowhill Sts.
6:30 P.M.
Daughters of the Dust: Screening and Seminar | Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave.
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