On today’s show we look at the genius and activism of author James Baldwin through the lens of Master filmmaker Raoul Peck via the film, I Am Not Your Negro. 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. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.
Special thanks to Master filmmaker Raoul Peck, Magnolia Pictures, and Amazon Studios.