Black Lives, Black Stories: A Racial Justice Film Series

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Program Details

Monday, September 21, at 7pm, via Zoom:
I Am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin and Race in America

Monday, October 19, at 7pm, via Zoom:
For Ahkeem: Challenges Facing African American Teenagers

Monday, December 7, at 7pm, via Zoom:

Join us for a film discussion series centering on African Americans and their experiences. Participants will watch each film on their own time using the Library's free Kanopy streaming service. Then, join a live virtual conversation facilitated by Dr. Novotny Lawrence from ISU's Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication and the Department of English.

Register using the form below. The presentations will be recorded and shared on the Library's YouTube Channel for those who cannot attend. 

Supplemental Resources and Recordings

Find recordings of previous discussions along with supplemental materials and booklists at


Presented in partnership with Ames Public Library, Iowa State University Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication, and Iowa State University Department of English.

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