ShortCut’s review published on Letterboxd:
I am not really sure if Pecks essay film, beyond it´s urgent message, also has a continuance as a film, for that the handling of the archival records seems to me to be solved too simply. At the same time, however, just this simplicity, this black & white structure, after half an hour develops an uncommon intensity from which one cannot avoid and sits down tremendously, emotionally, till the present, to you, beside you, in the cinema Hall.
The film has not so blown me off as another essay film from Leo Hurwitz, "Strange Victory", who treats a similar subject. Also as an addition to the words of a Te-Nehisi Coates, this film is absolutely recommended, as an addition but not as a replacement to Baldwin's lyrics, definitely, too.