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I just finished watching this documentary. It is extremely powerful about how many African Americans were wrongfully convicted and sold by prisons to Steel, lumber, Coal and turpentine companies between the years of the Civil War and World War II.
I am in awe of the ignorance and greed that has fueled this country but I am also proud that I come from a lineage of people that never stopped fighting.
The thirteenth amendment sets the conditions for slavery and does not abolish slavery.
Passed by Congress January 31, 1865. Ratified December 6, 1865.
Note: A portion of Article IV, section 2, of the Constitution was superseded by the 13th amendment.
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.
Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
I’m angry that I missed this–please spread the word that the producers did a VERY poor job of publicizing this! I hope PBS will repeat it….
You can watch it online here: http://www.pbs.org/sban
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c’est excellent et trop d’actualité. nous devons toujours dénoncer cet état de fait et promouvoir l’égalité et la justice entre les hommes
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