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Streaming Documentary Review | I Am Not Your Negro

In 1979, renowned American novelist James Baldwin sent a manuscript of his new book to his literary agent. The manuscript depicted the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., three of Baldwin’s close friends. Unfortunately, the revolutionary author died before it could be finished. Now, thirty years later, Baldwin’s legacy continues as his unfinished work is developed into a moving documentary about racial and class differences in America; yesterday and today.

This documentary gives an eye-opening perspective on racism in America through the amazing narration of Baldwin’s manuscript by Samuel L. Jackson. It analyzes the alarming racial problems in America today by comparing it to the historical past of the Civil Rights movement. Although there was some strong language and graphic images at times, this film was incredibly expressive and meaningful. I highly recommend everybody watch this.

Written by: Michelle Greenwood

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