First Church to Screen “I Am Not Your Negro”

Sun, Feb 18 • 1:15 pm

Loper Chapel

On Sunday, February 18, the Adult Education Ministry and the Diversity Team will screen the award-winning documentary “I Am Not Your Negro” at 1:15 pm in Loper Chapel as part of First Church's observance of Black History Month.

The film, a radical narration about race in America compiles archival footage and the words of renowned author and social critic James Baldwin (1924-1987). It is based on Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript called Remember This House.

Baldwin wrote many influential essays and novels including The Fire Next Time and Notes of a Native Son. He discovered the power of his intellect and his passion for writing early on, despite the challenges of his social status and family life. He settled in Paris in his early 20s and continued to write and comment for the rest of his life.

The screening will be followed by discussion. An expanded “after-party” following worship that day will include varieties of “soul food.”

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