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Oct. 20: I Am Not Your Negro film screening

James Baldwin
James Baldwin

FREDERICK, Maryland—Hood College will hold a screening of the 2016 film “I Am Not Your Negro” by Raoul Peck on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in Hodson Auditorium in Rosenstock Hall.

The film is a personal account by American author James Baldwin of the lives and murders of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. Baldwin died before finishing his novel, “Remember This House,” leaving behind 30 pages of manuscript.

Peck envisions the book Baldwin never finished and connects the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter. The film stars James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte and Samuel L. Jackson in a riveting look at race, gender, violence and the struggle for freedom. Jackson also narrates the novel.

After the screening, Asmaa Aaouniti, a graduate student in the humanities program, will give a brief presentation on the significance of James Baldwin’s literature and the ways in which he envisioned masculinity.

Sponsored by the African American Studies program, the Black Student Union, the Queer Student Union and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, this event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Hoda Zaki at or 301-696-3697.