I Am Not Your Negro - Trailer

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Download or stream the official trailer from the feature length documentary motion picture I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO for use with lesson plans on James Baldwin, African American History, the Civil Rights Movement and Race in America.  Video files can be large and can take time to download.  Please take a moment to preview the clip on our site before you download, or stream straight from our site into your classroom!  Click on full screen and fill your smartboard!

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.



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

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