Michelle Alexander

#FacingRace Livestream: Multiracial Movements for Black Lives

Michelle Alexander moderates a discussion with leading racial justice activists and thinkers about how #BlackLivesMatter connects with, rather than divides, the movement for racial justice. 

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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.

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Michelle Alexander, Jesse Williams to Feature at Inaugural 'Many Rivers To Cross' Festival

Sankofa.org, the human rights organization founded by musician and longtime activist Harry Belafonte, just announced the new arts and social justice festival.

This Former Prisoner is Writing for Life

Detroit native Shaka Senghor started selling crack at 14 and eventually served 19 years in prison for murder. Here, he discusses “Writing My Wrongs,” his unflinching debut memoir that traces his path from nerdy kid to convicted murderer to celebrated prison reform activist.

Michelle Alexander on Mass Incarceration and MLK's Dream

On criminal injustice in America.