The Power of Self Education and the Universalist Unitarian Church of Haverhill are observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day by inviting the public to view the movie, “13th.”
The film, directed by Ava DuVernay, discusses how the 13th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution ended slavery, but replaced it with mass incarceration. A discussion of criminal justice reform follows the screening.
“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction,” reads the nation’s 13th amendment.
“13th” is being shown at 6 p.m., at Hamel Mill Lofts Theatre Room, 40 Locke St., downtown Haverhill.