“I Am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin and Race in America”: Film and Discussion with Ruha Benjamin, November 14, 2017

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As part of the Princeton & Slavery Project, on Tuesday, November 14, 6:30-9:00 pm, Ruha Benjamin, Associate Professor of African-American studies at Princeton University, leads a post-screening discussion of the Academy Award-nominated documentary based on an unfinished manuscript by writer and social critic James Baldwin. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of Baldwin’s close friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. In “I Am Not Your Negro,” filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book Baldwin never finished. The result is an up-to-the-minute examination of race in America and a journey through black history that connects the Civil Rights Movement of the past to today’s #BlackLivesMatter. 1 hour, 34 minutes. Princeton Public Library, Community Room

This film has been rated PG-13.

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