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BLM Louisville at The Speed: "I Am Not Your Negro"

Join BLM Louisville and #TeamStrangeFruit for this screening of "I Am Not Your Negro," followed by an interactive talkback facilitated by the hosts of WFPL's Strange Fruit podcast, UofL Associate Professor Dr. Kaila Adia Story and community activist and BLM Louisville co-founder Jaison Ashley Gardner.

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, "Remember This House." The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends - Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. At the time of Baldwin's death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of his manuscript.

This documentary envisions the book Baldwin never finished. This film provides an examiniation of race in America using Baldwin's original words and a flood of rich archival material. "I Am Not Your Negro" is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond.

Earlier Event: February 16
Where Do We Go From Here?
Later Event: February 21
Political Education: Racism 101