I Am Not Your Negro OPINION

I Am Not Your Negro

This is a good movie that I went to see with the Junior Class students of Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia Charter School yesterday. If not evidenced in the link above, this movie is spoken through James Baldwin and focuses on how black people interpret others and are interpreted.
Mr. Baldwin narrates the movie, for the most part, in what was supposed to be a book about the impact of three important Black Historical figures (Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King and Medgar Evers) and race relations in the US. The movie travels from France, to Harlem and beyond. I like the question that is ultimately posed, why was the nigger invented? It is charged with endless responses but I am curios to see what the general american response would be…img_9473

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8 thoughts on “I Am Not Your Negro OPINION

  1. Does the movie hold strong similarities with Baldwin’s book, The Fire Next Time?

  2. tymirhill5 says:

    This movie sounds great and for it to cover three of many important African American people is amazing.

  3. The movie is a great film to watch and it covers all of the events during the Civil Rights Era back in the 1950s’ and 60s’

  4. Honestly, stuff like this makes me sad to watch even though I know it is important information. I just can’t imagine what might drive someone to enslave, discriminate (in a malicious manner), or otherwise hate others for something as stupid as the color of their skin.

  5. dymeerdavis says:

    This can be talked about in a deep conversation about history.

  6. This is movie seems like an important piece of Black History

  7. amorton2016 says:

    I’ve seen this movie already, and I personally think that James Baldwin is a very honest and
    sophisticated man, who was very close to the activist leaders and understood them very well. I think that this film ” I am not your Negro” is one that should be used in all history classes for the topic of civil rights.

  8. This movie seems to be about very important things, that people really need to see.

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