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February 23, 2017

THIRTEEN to Stream 1963 James Baldwin Doc “Take My Hammer” via Facebook Live

This Friday, February 24 at 8pm, THIRTEEN will live stream the 1963 James Baldwin documentary, Take This Hammer, via Facebook Live.

This event marks the first time WNET will release an archival film via Facebook. “We are privileged to have a broad archive of noteworthy film content from throughout our 54-year history,” says WNET President and CEO Neal Shapiro, “And Facebook Live can serve as yet another way to broaden the channels we use to reach the public with high-quality, informative and free content.”

In Take this Hammer, author and activist Baldwin meets with members of the local African-American community in San Francisco in the spring of 1963. He is escorted by Youth For Service’s Executive Director Orville Luster and is intent on discovering “the real situation of Negroes in the city, as opposed to the image San Francisco would like to present.” Excerpts from the film appear in the Academy Award-nominated film I Am Not Your Negro.

Join the livestream here: https://www.facebook.com/thirteenwnet/videos/10154089637265059/. It will be available for viewing for one-week. Learn more on THIRTEEN’s Pressroom.

Several news outlets are digitally promoting the stream — share with your friends and family on social media and join the livestream tomorrow!

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