#30DayEducationChallenge: The Weekend

Friday, June 26, 2020

Happy (?) weekend! I hope everyone has had an educational week. For the #30DayEducationChallenge weekend edition we're watching 13th on Netflix. Through interviews with public figures, politicians, activists, and scholars 13th, directed by Ava DuVernay*, discusses modern day laws and policies in connection with US history. I'm excited to watch and discuss!

I know this week was a lot of information (and Wednesday was a heavy reading day, sorry) so we can also use time this weekend to catch up on the past week and read through comments:

Day 1: Overview
Day 2: The Economics of Slavery
Day 3: Reconstruction
Day 4: Jim Crow (+ supplemental reading)
Day 5: The Great Migration

Enjoy the weekend, keep learning and talking, stay safe, and for fkcs sake wear a mask!

See yall out there!

*Where have we heard Ava's name before? She is:

  • The first Black woman to win the directing award in the U.S. dramatic competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for her second feature film Middle of Nowhere. 
  • The first Black woman nominated for the Best Director Golden Globe (Selma)
  • The first Black female director to have a film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture (Selma).
  • Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for 13th.
  • The first black woman to direct a live-action film earning $100 million at U.S. box office (Wrinkle in Time).
  • Co-writer of When They See Us which was nominated for 16 Emmy Awards.

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