March 22, 2017
- Ava DuVernay's Award Winning Documentary 13TH
- Time: 3:00 PM
- Description: Did the 13th Constitutional Amendment End Slavery?
Ava DuVernay, in her award-winning documentary, 13th, responds to this question with an emphatic “No.” She interweaves interviews and archival footage into a compelling narrative to back her position as she argues that the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution has allowed the enslavement of thousands of people from the 19th century to the present day
DuVernay’s film, produced by Netflix, will be shown in Sandburg Theatre on Wednesday, March 22, at 3:00 and 7:00 p.m.
The 3:00 p.m. screening of 13th will be introduced by Professor Peter Cole; he and Professor Erik Brooks will lead a brief discussion at the film’s conclusion.
Co-sponsors are the Center for Innovative Teaching and Research, the Expanding Cultural Diversity Project, The Department of History, the Department of Political Science, the Office of Public Safety, and the University Diversity Council.
For further information, contact Jan Welsch (JR-Welsch@wiu.edu)
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- Source: Center for Innovation in Teaching & Research