Share

Ava DuVernay’s latest project, August 28: A Day in the Life of a People will on television screens soon!

The new film was originally only supposed to be available at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington D.C. but now it will make its television debut on OWN.

August 28: A Day in the Life of a People was written, produced, and directed by Ava DuVernay and explores the important moments of African-American history that happened on the same day.

Events such as the Slavery Abolition Act, the lynching of Emmett Till, the first radio airplay from Motown Records with The Marvelettes “Please Mr. Postman,” Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Hurricane Katrina, and Senator Barack Obama’s acceptance of the Democratic nomination for presidency.

The short film is 22-minutes long and will showcase many of your favorite celebrities such as Regina King, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Don Cheadle, David Oyelowo, Michael Ealy, Glynn Turman, and André Holland.

Check out the official trailer below!

You can tune into August 28: A Day in the Life of a People on OWN at 7PM on August 28th!

Featured Image: Shutterstock