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Free Screening of “I Am Not Your Negro”
March 27, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
The Fulton County Remembrance Coalition (FCRC) has partnered with The Equal Justice Initiative to engage our community in a process of reconciliation with our history of racial terrorism. FCRC is committed to fostering a lasting dialogue founded on truth and justice, collecting soil at the sites of Fulton County’s 35 documented racial terror lynchings, erecting historical markers, and claiming our monument from the National Memorial for Peace and Justice.
To begin this process of reconciliation, FCRC, in collaboration with The Auburn Avenue Research Library, will host a screening of Raoul Peck’s award winning documentary, “I Am Not Your Negro”, followed by a community discussion. Based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript, “Remember This House”, and narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson, this powerful film explores the history of racism in the United States through Baldwin’s reminiscences of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr., as well as his personal observations of American history.
Reception with light refreshments will begin at 6 p.m. Introduction to the film will begin at 6:45. The film will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Following the screening, attendees will participate in facilitated group discussions.
Photography and Videography: We will have a photographer and videographer present. By attending this event, you give your permission to have your image used by FCRC. If you do not want your image used, please let us know when you check to the event.