In 1979, author James Baldwin responded to a request to write about the lives and assassinations of his friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr with a 30-page letter entitled Notes Toward Remember This House.

Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, I Am Not Your Negro is a combination of Baldwin’s letter, interviews and video footage from both the past and the present, forming a radical examination of race in America.

“One of the best movies about the civil rights era ever made.” ★★★★★ The Guardian