Upcoming Events for 2017
Idaho Black History Museum
508 Julia Davis Drive
Boise, ID 83702
For Immediate Release
March 16, 2017
Contact: Phillip Thompson
Due to overwhelming community interest many were turned away so we are having another event this Sunday
The Idaho Black History Museum Announces
James Baldwin Exhibit and
I Am Not Your Negro Movie/ Community Discussion at the Flicks
The last event sold out and many were turned away. The Flicks, Carole Skinner, has kept the movie for an additional week to allow us to do it again. It will be held in a larger theatre and more time allotted for discussion . Please join us in addressing some of today’s social issues. In 1979 poet James Baldwin began his book about the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends-Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At his death in 1987, only 30 pages had been completed. Writer-director Raoul Peck uses Baldwin’s words and his own to complete the narrative in this powerful documentary that examines race in America. He uses archival footage of James Baldwin with Dick Cavett; Samuel L. Jackson is the narrator.
Currently on display at Idaho Black History Museum an exhibit of James Baldwin including his works, “A letter to my nephew”, “On Being White and Other Lies.” Also a few of his speeches that are relevant today : marriage equality and love, race in America, and embracing the stranger. Also available at the museum the paperback book I Am Not Your Negro for purchase .
Join the Idaho Black History Museum at the Flicks Sunday March 19 4:50pm to view the movie and a discussion.