Film Screening: 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 succesive assassinations of three of his close friends-- Medgar Evans, 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. (Rated PG-13)

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

Upcoming Events at Kingsessing Library

Saturday, January 19, 2019
12:00 P.M.
1:30 P.M.
2:00 P.M.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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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 Featuring Actress Alva Rogers | Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave.
Saturday, January 19, 2019