I Am Not Your Negro – “The Future of the Negro” – Clip

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    Premiere: 1/15/2018

In this excerpt from the Independent Lens film I Am Not Your Negro, writer James Baldwin speaks on the landmark 1963 WGBH program “The Negro and The American Promise” about the “the future of the Negro in this country,” which is “precisely as bright or as dark as the future of the country.” The central question he asks is aimed at American white people, asking them to address why they created and needed the idea of “the nigger.”

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