From Slavery to Freedom Film Series: 13th

Monday, June 14, 2021 • 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free | Please register online.
Virtual Program

Add to Calendar06/14/2021 05:30 PM06/14/2021 08:00 PMAmerica/New_YorkFrom Slavery to Freedom Film Series: “13th” Join us online for a screening and discussion of “13th” as part of the 2021 From Slavery to Freedom Film Series.Online – Register for Joining InformationHeinz History CenterfalseMM/DD/YYYY

Join us for an online screening of “13th” on June 14, as part of the 2021 From Slavery to Freedom Film Series presented by the African American Program of the Heinz History Center in partnership with the Frick Environmental Center of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy.

“13th” is documentary by Ava DuVernay that discusses the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which allows slavery and incarceration in America based on crime. This produces the prison industrial complex and criminalization of African Americans.

This film challenges to notion of freedom in America and the ramifications of loophole in the Amendment that allowed for re-enslavement in the Jim Crow era and beyond.

A panel of legal and historical experts, including Attorney Martha Conley, historical activist Ronald B. Saunders, and University of Pittsburgh Law Professor Jerry Dickinson, will discuss the film.


Registration is free. Please register online. You will be emailed information about how to join the screening and discussion virtually.

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For more information, please contact Samuel W. Black, director of African American Programs at

African Americn Program at the History Center
Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy