Baldwin's Nigger image

​​​​​​Wednesday, October 24, NMAAHC
Runtime: 46 min

In this riveting time-capsule documentary, James Baldwin—on the top of his persuasive rhetorical game—and comedian-activist Dick Gregory speak to a group of radical West Indian students in London about everything from the state of the civil rights movement to the perils of false consciousness.

Part of “Radicalism Revisited: Selections from ‘Say It Loud’” Program by Ashley Clark. Read Clark's essay about the program.

 

Check out some amazing objects in the museum's collection related to this film.
United States passport belonging to James Baldwin Credit: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of The Baldwin Family