Looking the World in the Face: History and Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro

February 24, 2017

By Rachel Herzing and Isaac Ontiveros CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THIS PIECE “History is not the past. It is the present. We carry our history with us. We are our history.” James Baldwin (“Black English: A Dishonest Argument”, 1980, as quoted in I Am Not Your Negro) Raoul Peck’s filmmaking approach in I Am Not Your Negro, affords us the opportunity to reacquaint ourselves with the dynamism of James Baldwin’s thinking.
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