Take This Hammer

Thursday, October 25, NMAAHC
Runtime: 59 min

Richard Moore travels around San Francisco with KQED, the mobile film unit of northern California’s public radio station, and author and activist James Baldwin. Moore documents as Baldwin meets with members of the local African American community throughout the city.

Part of “This is Not a Political Film… Part I” Program by Greg de Cuir Jr. and Kevin Jerome Everson. Read their essay about the program.

Check out some amazing objects in the museum's collection related to this film.
<I>James Baldwin, Istanbul 1964</I> Credit: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture