May, 31, 2017
On Wednesday, May 31, First Presbyterian Church will show the documentary 13th, in which scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans in the aftermath of the amendment to abolish slavery. As the documentary shows, the amendment had exceptions and loopholes that have been exploited for 150 years, leading to a U.S. prison boom and an incarcerated population that is disproportionately African American.
The May 31 screening in Wood Fellowship Hall will be 6-7:30 p.m., followed by discussion from 7:30-8 p.m. If you would like dinner for $5, please register here.
Disclaimer: The documentary is rated PG-13 due to disturbing images, language, brief nudity, and drug usage. Parents should use discretion about whether to bring children.
The New York Times review of the documentary called 13th “Powerful, infuriating . . . electrifying.”
Contact Garrell Keesler for more information or visit the film’s website to read more about 13th or view the trailer for the documentary.