Witnessing History in the Age of #BlackLivesMatter Movement – Rauol Peck’s Exploration of James Baldwin in Doc “I Am Not Your Negro”

Initially, [James Baldwin's] novel was meant to be a testimonial of the lives of slain civil rights icons Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But it’s in his prophetic narration of race relations (delivered eloquently by Samuel L. Jackson) from the 1960’s paired with contemporary footage of protests in Ferguson that creates a cohesive bridge from the past to the present.