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I Am Not Your Negro - "The Future of the Negro" - Clip

Clip: Season 19 Episode 6 | 1m 58s

In this excerpt from the Independent Lens film I Am Not Your Negro, writer James Baldwin speaks on 1963's “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 the idea of "the nigger."

Aired: 01/15/18

Rating: NR

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