In recognition of World Human Rights Day, the Maysville Commission on Human Rights is hosting a free public screening of the award-winning documentary I Am Not Your Negro at Mason County Public Library, Monday, Dec. 10th at 6 p.m.
Based on James Baldwin’s unfinished novel Remember This House, this 2016 documentary directed by Raoul Peck and narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, examines race through Baldwin’s eyes and the lives of his close friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. Baldwin was one of America’s foremost writers — a novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic — and literary voice of the Civil Rights Era.
There will be an opportunity for discussion after the film for those who wish to participate.
This powerful and challenging film is rated PG-13 for disturbing violent images, language, thematic material, and brief nudity. Guardians or teachers are encouraged to accompany children under age 16.