Join the African American Heritage Committee and the Library in celebrating Black History month with a screening of the documentary, 13th. This documentary explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans. The title of the film is a reference to the exceptions clause of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which outlawd slavery (unless as a punishment for a crime). Director and screenwriter, Ava DuVernay argues that slavery is being effectively perpetuated through mass incarceration.
The trailer for the film can be located on YouTube.