I am not your Negro : a major motion picture directed by Raoul Peck
- from texts by James Baldwin ; compiled and edited by Raoul Peck.
- First vintage international edition.
- New York : Vintage Books, 2017.
- Copyright notice
- Physical description
- xxiii, 118 pages ; 21 cm
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 113).
- Introduction : on a personal note / by Raoul Peck
- There are new metaphors : meeting Gloria (Baldwin Karefa-Smart)
- Notes on the writing process
- Editing I am not your Negro
- Paying my dues
- Selling the Negro
- I am not a nigger.
- To compose his documentary film I Am Not Your Negro, filmmaker Raoul Peck mined James Baldwin's published and unpublished oeuvre, selecting passages from his books, essays, letters, notes, and interviews that are every bit as incisive and pertinent now as they have ever been. Weaving these texts together, Peck imagines the book that Baldwin never wrote. In his final years, Baldwin had envisioned a book about his three assassinated friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King. His deeply personal notes for the project have never been published before. Peck's film uses them to jump through time, juxtaposing Baldwin's private words with his public statements in an examination of the tragic history of race in America.
- Baldwin, James, 1924-1987
- Civil rights movements > United States > History > 20th century.
- Racism > United States.
- African Americans > Civil rights > History > 20th century.
- United States > Race relations.
- Baldwin, James, 1924-1987.
- African Americans > Civil rights.
- Civil rights movements.
- Race relations.
- United States.
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- I am not your negro (Motion picture)
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