The 13th Amendment

This week, CNN announced the winners of the iReport Film Festival, the network’s first user-generated short film competition. The festival "challenged filmmakers to document this year’s presidential campaign from their personal vantage point, whether they were volunteering for a campaign or had compelling stories about this election they wanted to document creatively." And the Grand Jury Award went to a short film called “13th Amendment.” Here, Mike Dennis of Philadelphia, Pa., follows his 90-year-old grandmother, who is African American, on her journey to vote for the first serious black candidate for the American presidency. (And, by the way, in case you were wondering, the 13th Amendment banned slavery in the United States in 1865.) Here it goes:

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  • What a wonderful example to all of us!

  • EZG says:

    follows his 90-year-old grandmother, who is African American, on her journey to vote for the first black candidate for the American presidency.

    Barack Obama is not the first Black Candidate. He will likely be the first Black President, but Alan Keyes has been running for President apparently since 1996. If you mean first Black Democratic Nominee, that’s a different thing entirely.

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