In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, “Remember This House.” The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. In 2016, filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.
The New York Times said:
Whatever you think about the past and future of what used to be called “race relations” this movie will make you think again, and may even change your mind.
This film is shown in the context of the exhibition Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Too? by Patricia Kaersenhout, which talks about the forgotten and omitted histories of 36 Black heroines, a number of whom were active in the Civil Rights Movement.