Schools will get '12 Years a Slave'

March 9, 2014 

The nation’s public high schools will get copies of “12 Years a Slave,” which won the best-picture Oscar last earlier this month, along with the book of the same name and a study guide. The National School Boards Association is collaborating with New Regency, Penguin Books and the filmmakers. The initiative, coordinated by Montel Williams, will start distribution in September in concert with the new school year. The film and book tell the tale of a New York State-born free black man kidnapped in Washington, D.C., in 1841 and sold into slavery.

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