PG-13 | Amazon Prime | 1h 35m
Released in February of 2017
SUMMARY: Actor Samuel L. Jackson reads from author James Baldwin‘s unfinished manuscript Remember This House over video clips and pictures from the sixties. Baldwin’s criticism of white America hits right to the core – especially for the white church. Presented in the vein of a Ken Burns documentary. Though most of the footage is over 50 years old, it could have come out of today’s headlines. If you are watching on Amazon Prime, pause the movie and use the x-ray feature to learn about the lesser known historical figures. Note that there are graphic images.
KEY QUOTE: “What you have to look at is what is happening in this country. And what is really happening is brother has murdered brother knowing it was his brother. White men have lynched Negroes knowing them to be their sons. White women have had Negroes burned knowing them to be their lovers. It is not a racial problem. It’s a problem weather or not you are willing to look at your life and be responsible for it and then begin to change it.” – James Baldwin