Jelani Cobb – 2018 duPont-Columbia Awards Acceptance Speech

Jelani Cobb accepted the duPont-Columbia Award on behalf of Ava DuVernay for 13th from Netflix, Forward Movement and Kandoo Films.

The powerful Netflix documentary 13th from Director Ava DuVernay examined how for over 150 years, the American political and legal system has targeted and labeled African-Americans as criminals.

See the full list of 2018 duPont-Columbia Award winners here:

Director/Writer/Producer: Ava DuVernay;
Writer/Producer/Editor: Spencer Averick;
Producer: Howard Barish;
Co-Producer: Tilane Jones;
Directors of Photography: Hans Charles, Kira Kelly;
Composer: Jason Moran.

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