African & African Diaspora Series: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

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Watch Trailer Director: Raoul Peck
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson

In this sobering and eye-opening film, Raoul Peck envisions a future where James Baldwin finished his last literary project, “Remember This House.” In 1979, Baldwin wrote a letter to his agent describing his project but 8 years later, at the time of his death in 1987, Baldwin had just 30 pages of the manuscript. I Am Not Your Negro is an attempt to finish this unfinished but important piece of literature.

Series description:

This series is an initiative of the African Educational Research Network (AERN), as part of an effort to fulfill its mission, which is, “to broaden the scope of sociopolitical, educational and economic understanding about the continent of Africa and to support through research conducted on, in and about the African continent the dissemination of information associated with education and human development pertaining to people, products and systems on the continent of Africa”. The movie series is organized in joint-partnership with The African Studies Center, Center for International Education, Ohio University, The Patton College of Education, The African Studies Center, The African Symposium (TAS) journal, and Doctoral Specialization Program in Comparative and International Educational Leadership.

The purpose of the series is to engage, inspire and educate students, faculty, staff, and the Athens community at-large about issues of Africa and the celebrate the diversity of the African continent, its peoples, cultures, and richness. 

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Running Time: 95 minutes95 MIN
PG-13 Rated
This Film is Wheelchair Accessible

It's an astonishing, often challenging and sharp examination of race in the United States, confronting how the country's history repeats and how Baldwin insisted we must remember, relentlessly question, remain conscientious and resist.

Durga Chew-Bose
Globe and Mail
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