‘Take This Hammer’

If you’ve seen the Oscar-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro — about author James Baldwin’s unfinished plans to chronicle his personal relationships with Malcom X, Medgar Evers and Martin Luther King, Jr. – then you’ve already seen excerpts from a 1963 public television documentary called Take This Hammer.

Tomorrow night, February 24, you can stream all of Take This Hammer at 8 pm ET on the Facebook page of New York public broadcaster WNET. The hour-long film, following Baldwin as he meets with members of San Francisco’s African-American community in 1963, will then be available on demand for a week.

To view Take This Hammer starting Friday night, visit www.facebook.com/thirteenwnet.

I Am Not Your Negro is now playing in theaters, but Amazon has acquired exclusive streaming rights and plans to make the film available in June. It is also set to air over-the-air on PBS stations later this year.

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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