"I Am Not Your Negro": A Film Screening & Discussion
March 20, 2019
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Malcolm X Cultural Center
UMass Amherst Campus
I Am Not Your Negro envisions the book James Baldwin never finished: a radical narration about race in America, using the writer’s original words, as read by actor Samuel L. Jackson. The film draws upon Baldwin’s notes on the lives and assasinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. to explore and present a fresh and radical perspective to the current racial narrative in America.In conjunction with the film, we will have an engaging dialogue with UMass faculty members who will share their perspectives on Baldwin’s relevance today as well as their connection and relationship with him during his tenure at UMass.Bring your friends to enjoy popcorn, meaningful dialogue with your peers and with our distinguished UMass Amherst faculty panel: John Bracey, Judyie Al-Bilali and Sidonio Ferreira.
This event is free and open to the public.