Both me and my wife Lanna were blown away by the preview. Thought of paying $5 to rent it but it came free on Amazon Prime.
It started with an idea from James Baldwin for a movie about 3 civil rights leaders who all died in the 1960s in their 30s: Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Medgar Evers. I had no idea they were all so young. All younger than I am now.
The documentary talks a lot about James Baldwin’s very realistic and still literary voice.
I have read some of his essays and they are still strikingly modern even 50 years later.
African American History is American History. As is Native American history, both are shameful. There is no reason for white to be considered better except to gain power. It’s absurd and shameful. And absurd that white supremacy with Donald Trump is still winning elections. Race baiting has been part of America since the colonies. 400 years of African Americans all the way back to 1619 in Jamestown.
So much wealth made on people as property, so many lives lost.
Absolutely necessary viewing. Although not easy to watch.
I need to read more of James Baldwin. ****