Free movie on Dr Martin Luther King

SUBHEAD: "I Am Not Your Negro" at Lihue Neighborhood Center, Sunday January 21st.

By Kip Goodwin on 18 January for Island Breath -

Image above: Crowd gathering at the Lincoln Memorial for "The March on Washington. From movie "I am Not Your Negro.

 Free showing of "I Am Not Your Negro", a documentary film on Martin Luther King.

Sunday, January 21, 1:00p m to 3:30 pm.

Lihue Neighborhood Center, 3353 Eono St., Lihue

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's emerging legacy was cut short when he was gunned down on the Lorraine Motel balcony in Memphis. He was there to march with striking garbage collectors. His place of authority as a proponent of non violent civil rights advocacy was already assured. He was only 39 years old.

Dr. King's world view was expanding. He saw young men from poor communities forced to go half way around the world to fight poor people in Viet Nam. But he saw not just black youth, but poor whites too. Knowing the risks, he spoke his mind about a society that was investing its moral and material currency in wars for the wealthy while doing little to alleviate poverty at home.

I Am Not Your Negro is based on an unfinished manuscript by James Baldwin, an African American writer and intellectual, that explores the history of racism in the U.S. through Baldwin's reminiscences of his close friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Academy Award nominee. Narrated by Samuel L Jackson.

From the Wall Street Journal: "The film is unsparing as history and enthralling as biography. It's an evocation of a passionate soul in a tumultuous era, a film that uses Baldwin's spoken words, and his notes for an unfinished book, to illuminate the struggle for human rights."

Opening with Kauai singer/songwriter Blu Dux, and Kauai's Peace Poet, Kimie Sadoyama.

Free event. Light refreshments to be served.

Presented by Kauai Alliance for Peace and Social Justice

Image above: An anti-integration rally in Little Rock, Arkansas with signs reading 'Race Mixing is Communism". From movie "I am Not Your Negro".

For information call 808 822 7646, or email www.may11nineteen71@

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