12-07-16 – The 13th


The 13th Amendment

Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

All persons are equal before the law, so that no person can hold another as a slave; and the Congress shall have power to make all laws necessary and proper to carry this declaration into effect everywhere in the United States.

This is the premise upon which Ava Duvernay seeks answers for what has happened to black and brown communities across the United States after the 13th amendment was ratified 151 years ago on Dec. 6th 1865. If you have yet to see the film, you need to watch it now.

On today’s program, Hans Charles, the visual artist behind the film whose images captured in the documentary will explain what it means to create films with purpose and how the 13th amendment and modern day slavery is being carried out today.

As always, tune in to WERA-FM from 4-5p ET for Enlighten Me or join the conversation! Facebook.com/EnlightenMeonWERA or on Twitter @EnlightenMeWERA @andreacambron.

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