Birmingham: Baldwin Library Showing “13th” Feb. 26

Birmingham: Baldwin Library Showing “13th” Feb. 26

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Birmingham, MI – BIRMINGHAM, MI (February 20, 2017) – The Baldwin Library is hosting a special screening of Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-nominated documentary 13th on Sunday, February 26 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The documentary explores the prison system in the United States and analyzes the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. 13th is a Netflix original documentary.

13th takes its title from the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which abolishes slavery. The film, which is nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, explores the historical, social and economic link between slavery and the modern-day prison system and how the prison industrial complex affects people of color. 13th is rated TV-MA for disturbing images, language, brief nudity, and drug references.
The Baldwin Public Library is located in downtown Birmingham at 300 W. Merrill Street. The Library’s hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. The Library’s website www.baldwinlib.org has information on how to register for a Library Card and access all of the Library’s services.

 

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