James Baldwin's writing illuminated the extreme injustice abundant in the world in which he lived. Although some improvements have been made in the realm of civil rights, the fight for equality and justice for all continues to this day.
In the new film I am Not Your Negro, which is currently playing in theaters across the country, director Raoul Peck employs Baldwin's words in order to confront the truth of what it means to be black in today's society. The film's narration, superbly provided by Samuel L. Jackson, comes directly from the text of Baldwin’s final, unfinished manuscript, Remember This House, as well as other letters and writings from both published and unpublished works. Peck hopes that his film will "bring people back to [Baldwin's] books."
Read an interview with I am Not Your Negro director, Raoul Peck at Literary Hub here.
Check out this list of works by and related to James Baldwin that you can find here at KCLS.