I Am Not Your Negro

January 17, 2018
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One of the most acclaimed films of the year and an Oscar nominee for Best Documentary, I Am Not Your Negro envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words, spoken by Samuel L. Jackson, and with a flood of rich archival material.

Experience the film screening in full with your classroom, followed by a Q&A with producer Hébert Peck. Classrooms will be able to ask questions and have them in answered in real time through the unique OVEE viewing experience.

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Independent Lens | More Than a Month | Trailer | PBS

Watch more videos from "Independent Lens" at video.pbs.org/program/independent-lens/ Shukree Hassan Tilghman, a 29-year-old African American filmmaker, is on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. Through this tongue-in-cheek journey, More Than a Month investigates what the treatment of history tells us about race and equality in a "post-racial" America. www.itvs.org/films/more-than-a-month Premiering February 16, 2012. Check local listings: www.pbs.org/independentlens/broadcast.html Learn more about "Independent Lens": www.pbs.org/independentlens Learn more about Community Cinema: www.pbs.org/independentlens/getinvolved/

I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, a radical narration about race in America, drawing on the writer’s original words on the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr.

120 minutes


  • PBS Education

  • Maya

  • Mary Goldthwaite-Gagne

  • Renee Gasch


  • Hébert Peck

    Peck is a Haitian-American, Oscar-nominated producer of both television and film. He produced "I Am Not Your Negro" together with director Raoul Peck and co-producer Rémi Grellety. The critically acclaimed film was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 89th Academy Awards.

  • Aisha Karefa-Smart

    Karefa-Smart was born in New York City and raised in a house where famous African-American writers, artists, and musicians often congregated. Her uncle, the late James Baldwin, when not busy writing his next novel in the South of France, often had all night literary and political "jam sessions" with other world famous black writers such as Amiri Baraka, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison.

  • Mike Lang

    Moderator Mike Lang is the Technology Strategist/Instructor at Dearing Elementary School in Las Vegas, NV. He has the honor of being an Apple Distinguished Educator and PBS Digital Innovator.

  • Unique Hodge

    Student Moderator Unique Hodge is a senior at the Winsor School in Boston, MA. Throughout her high school career, she has taken great interest in social justice issues in her community in beyond, and will be continuing her studies at Harvard University next year.

  • Rémi

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