Poster for Speak Up/Speak Out: I Am Not Your Negro

Speak Up/Speak Out: I Am Not Your Negro

Run Time: 60 min.

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The Columbus Metropolitan Library’s new community series on race and social justice begins this week with a virtual panel discussion. Each month, community leaders will discuss a book, article, movie or music selection addressing institutional and systemic inequities.

On Wednesday, February 24, Film Center President and programmer Chris Hamel will join moderator Donna Zuiderweg (CML), Jevon Collins from the King Arts Complex, Angela Pace from WBNS-TV (Channel 10) and Letha Pugh from Bake Me Happy bakery to discuss Raoul Peck’s 2016 documentary I Am Not Your Negro on the life and legacy of James Baldwin. 

I Am Not Your Negro is an award-winning 2016 documentary film directed by Raoul Peck, based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript Remember This House. Narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson, the film explores the history of racism in the United States through Baldwin’s reminiscences of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., as well as his personal observations of American history.

Before the discussion, stream the film for free on Kanopy with your Columbus Metropolitan Library card.