You are invited to the screening of, Slavery by Another Name. Based on the Pulitzer-Prize-winning book by Douglas Blackmon. By 1865, despite the promise of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Thirteenth Amendment, and the Confederate defeat in the Civil War, many former slaves did not in reality experience “a new birth of freedom.” It is a shocking reality that often goes unacknowledged that a huge system of forced, unpaid labor, mostly affecting Southern black men became the new work force until World War II. In effect, the laws of Jim Crow “black codes” served to re-enslave African Americans which persist with our criminal justice system today.
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