I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO LESSON PROMPT CLIP - "NEGRO OPTIMISM"
Download or stream the lesson prompt clip "Negro Optimism" from the major motion documentary feature I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO. This clip features James Baldwin on The Dick Cavett Show in 1968 discussing why the Negro community is not optimistic about the state of race relations in American.
PROMPT QUESTION: Can the beneficiaries of racism be counted on to dismantle racism?
Viewings of this film and lesson plan discussion meet Common Core Standards. See the I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO Curriculum Guide for all Standards designations.
Run Time: 1:33
ABOUT THE FILM
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. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of this manuscript. Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck 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 and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history.
Courtesy: Magnolia Pictures 2017