I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, an Oscar-nominated documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson explores the continued peril that America faces from institutionalized racism. The 93-minute documentary will be shown at The University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan on Sunday, April 15 at 4pm in the University Theatre. A panel discussion (sponsored by UW Sheboygan Foundation) will immediately follow the viewing. Admission is free.
I M NOT YOUR NEGRO is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond.
The 2016 documentary film is directed by Raoul Peck and is based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript, 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 his manuscript. Nominated for best Documentary Feature, the radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, uses Baldwin's original words and flood of rich archival material. A.O. Scott of New York Times stated, “You would be hard-pressed to find a movie that speaks to the present moment with greater clarity and force, insisting on uncomfortable truths and drawing stark lessons from the shadows of history."
By confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.
Following the presentation, the UW-Sheboygan Foundation will sponsor a panel discussion that includes: Dr. David Louzecky (Professor of Philosophy, UW Sheboygan); Rev. Lex Cade-White (Chaplin, Lakeland University); Al Ruppel (Founder of Unity in Motion - an inner city educational organization); and Peggy Rozga (Emeritus Professor of English and Civil Right Activist).
UW-Sheboygan is located at One University Drive in Sheboygan. For directions to the campus or more information, visit www.sheboygan.uwc.edu
IN A NUTSHELL:
What: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO – Documentary & Discussion
When: Sunday, April 15, 2018, 4-6:30pm
Where: UW-Sheboygan, One University Drive, Sheboygan – University Theatre