The 13th amendment abolished slavery—but with forced labor in our prisons and thousands of community members behind bars—are we really free?
In partnership with the School District of Philadelphia, the Office of Councilmember Brooks, and Mural Arts Philadelphia, the African American Museum of Philadelphia invites everyone to enjoy a free virtual screening of the film “13th” (1h 40m). “13th” is a 2016 film by Ava DuVernay, which 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.
After the movie, attendees are invited to attend a virtual panel discussion that will focus on legacies of enslavement, incarceration, justice, and liberation.
Community members should register at bit.ly/SDPmovie. Zoom links for virtual programs will be emailed to attendees 30 minutes prior to, and at the start of the program.