Documentary Screening: 13th
Ava DuVernay’s award winning documentary “13th” refers to the 13th amendment to the constitution that banned slavery but left a loophole permitting the use of involuntary servitude to be used as a punishment for crime. In the aftermath of the Civil War, this clause was exploited allowing the incarceration of African-Americans for minor crimes. Using archival footage and testimony from an array of activists, historians, politicians and formerly incarcerated men and women, DuVernay shows the progression of the abuse of this clause in the 13th amendment since the end of the Civil War until today.
Free admission. Doors open at 4:15 pm and showing time is 4:30 pm. A brief panel discussion will follow the film.