There will be a discussion of “13th” Monday June 12 at 7 PM at the Boone Home (4th Street) next to Second Baptist Church (in Columbia, Mo). Below are links to related background information.
The documentary “13” is about the incarceration of African-Americans after the adoption of the 13th Amendment that prohibited slavery except as punishment for crime. Directed by Ava DuVernay, who directed “Selma,” released on Netflix in October 2016.
2. New York TIMES review
3. New York Times interview with Ava DuVernay, the director, about modern slavery
4. Christianity Today review, with discussion questions at the end.
Books related to the themes of “13th”
1. Douglas A. Blackmon, SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME: THE RE-ENSLAVEMENT OF BLACK AMERICAN FROM THE CIVIL WAR TO WORLD WAR II, 2008. (A PBS documentary available on DVD) .
2. Michelle Alexander, THE NEW JIM CROW: MASS INCARCERATION IN THE AGE OF COLORBLINDNESS, 2010.