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Prize-winning Documentary, I Am Not Your Negro, by James Baldwin

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Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
Room 215 of the School of Engineering Technology Building (SET)

The School of Arts and Sciences will celebrate Black History Month with the showing of this powerful, contemporary film. Based on James Baldwin’s life and writings and directed by Haitian-born, renowned filmmaker Raoul Peck, the film centers on the murders of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Through film and television outtakes, the director traces the historical persistence of racism in America from slavery to the present day.

SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus Joseph G. Flynn, who knew James Baldwin personally, will introduce the film. A brief discussion and reception will follow the film. The public is invited. Please arrive early as the doors will close promptly at 5:30 p.m.