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“I am not your negro” virtual film discussion

May 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Watch the movie in advance and then join the conversation hosted by the Keene Public Library and co-sponsored by the Jonathan Daniels Center for Social Responsibility. 6:30-8:00 pm.

Register at: https://ci.keene.nh.us/keene-public-library/calendar-events

Watch the Oscar-nominated documentary “I Am Not Your Negro James Baldwin and Race in America” for free with your KPL card on Kanopy. Then share your thoughts during our virtual discussion. DVDs are also available to borrow from the library.

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends – Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. When Baldwin died in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript. In this documentary, filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book Baldwin never finished. The resulting film examines race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and rich archival material to connect the Civil Rights movement’s past to the Black Lives Matter movement.

This event is for everyone! The event will be captioned. If you require another access service to participate or have any questions about accessibility fully, please contact Gail Zachariah at 603-352-0157 or gzachariah@ci.keene.nh.us. To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your earliest convenience.

If you need assistance using Zoom, please contact the library at least one week before the event to introduce you to the platform.  If you need a wifi hotspot or webcam to participate, let us know, and we can check these items out for you.

This program is part of Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) in collaboration with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL).


May 12
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


zoom webinar


Keene Public Library
Jonathan Daniels Center for Social Responsibility