Happy New Year

Here's wishing all our readers a happy and joyous New Year. We encourage you to resolve to share your stories and family memories with The Advocate in the new year.

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At the library

The East Baton Rouge Parish Library, along with Louisiana Public Broadcasting will host a free documentary screening of "I Am Not Your Negro" for adults in the Large Meeting Room of the Main Library at Goodwood, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14.

Stay after the film to participate in a discussion led by several panelists.

The Academy Award-nominated film "I Am Not Your Negro" is based on James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript "Remember This House." Directed by Raoul Peck and narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson, it explores the history of racism in the United States through Baldwin's reminiscences of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., as well as his personal observations of American history.

For more information about the documentary screening and panel discussion, call (225) 231-3750. To learn more about the library and any of its other free programs, events and resources, go online to www.ebrpl.com.

Contact Southside Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 388-0215 or (225) 603-1998; or email southside@theadvocate.com. Deadline: 2 p.m. Friday.