13th

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Ava Duvernay Uses Clips From '13th' to Explain the Southern Strategy to Black Conservative

“A Black woman spouting revisionist history about pain suffered by Black people,” wrote DuVernay, is proof that “the Southern Strategy succeeded in many ways.”

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ICYMI: This Passage From Ava DuVernay's Peabody Speech Sums Up Why We Must End Mass Incarceration

DuVernay won a Peabody Award for her documentary, “13th,” which examines the relationship between contemporary mass incaraceration and slavery.

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These Performers of Color Cleaned Up at The First MTV Movie & TV Awards

Several of your favorite stars took home golden popcorn statues.

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'13th' and 'O.J.: Made in America' Win Peabody Awards

Other winners in the public service and media awards’ documentary category include “Hip-Hop Evolution” and “Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four.”

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'Moonlight,' 'Fences' and Actors of Color Make Oscar History

Viola Davis, Mahershala Ali and four others round out the most diverse Academy Awards acting nominee pool ever.

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'I Am Not Your Negro,' '13th' and 'O.J.: Made in America' Shortlisted for Oscar Doc Nominations

Will one of these projects win an Oscar in January?

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Blackout For Human Rights Hosts Black Friday Boycott, Events

#BlackOutBlackFriday will be supported by movie screenings and panel discussions in three cities.

ICYMI: Justice Department to Investigate Conditions in Alabama Prisons

Inmates around the country have been on a labor strike since September 9.

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With '13th,' Ava DuVernay Breaks Down the Racism of Mass Incarceration in a Way That Everyone Can Understand

The “Selma” and “Queen Sugar” director’s new film on the history, policies and practices that have led to the mass incarceration and modern-day slavery of Black people premieres on Netflix today. Here, she explains the strategy behind the must-see documentary.

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WATCH: New Trailer for Ava DuVernay's Mass Incarceration Documentary, '13th'

Named for the Thirteenth Amendment, “13th” will premiere at the New York Film Festival on Friday before making its nationwide debut on Netflix October 7.

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Ava DuVernay Doc on Mass Incarceration to Open New York Film Festival, Debut on Netflix

“The 13th” takes its name from the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution.