Join us for a screening of Ava DuVernay’s documentary 13th, which
covers the connections between the 13th Amendment to the U.S.
Constitution and the high rates of incarceration among African
Americans in the United States today. This discussion is the
culminating event in the part “Black History in Lowell: A Special
Series on Race, Freedom, and the Spindle City.” This free film
screening will be hosted at the Lowell National Historical Park
Visitor Center at 6:30 p.m. on July 23rd.
More about the film: In 13th, “Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the
history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the
fact that the nation’s prisons are disproportionately filled with
Note: This program is part “Black History in Lowell: A Special Series
on Race, Freedom, and the Spindle City.”