Monday, December 19, 2016

The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

NPR’s All Things Considered has an interview with Ava DuVernay who has made a documentary called 13TH which looks at the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, abolishing slavery, in the perspective of the very large number of people in U.S. prisons. DuVernay’s film, Selma, was nominated for an Oscar last year. The recent documentary can be seen on Netflix. 5 min, transcript available.