The Idaho Black History Museum Announces
James Baldwin Exhibit and
I Am Not Your Negro Movie/ Community Discussion at the Flicks
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.
Join the Idaho Black History Museum at the Flicks Sunday March 12 5:00pm to view the movie and a discussion.