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August 28th (2016)

Documentary film on events that happened on August 28th in African-American history.

Director:

Ava DuVernay

Writer:

Ava DuVernay
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Cast

Credited cast:
Don Cheadle
Regina King ... Herself
Angela Bassett ... Herself
Gugu Mbatha-Raw ... Herself
Lupita Nyong'o ... Herself
David Oyelowo
Michael Ealy
André Holland
Glynn Turman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Martin Luther King ... Himself (archive footage)
Emmett Till ... Himself (archive footage)
Damone Williams Damone Williams ... March on Washington Participant
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Storyline

The story of six significant events in African-American history which all occurred on the same date: August 28th. Events depicted include the passing of the UK Slavery Abolition Act in 1833; the lynching of Emmett Till in 1955; the release of Motown's first No. 1 single in 1961; Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963; the landfall of Hurricane Katrina in 2005; and Barack Obama's acceptance speech as Democratic nomination for president in 2008.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

August 28: A Day in the Life of a People See more »

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DuVernay was commissioned by the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture to create a film which debuted at the museum's opening on September 24, 2016. The film played daily, and exclusively, at the Museum throughout its first year. See more »

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