“Amend: The Fight For America” Explores The Fourteenth Amendment Of The U.S. Constitution In New Docuseries
Written by IMN on 5 Mar 2021
When the United States of America was founded, the ideals of freedom and equality did not apply to all people. These are the stories of the brave Americans who fought to right the nation’s wrongs and enshrine the values we hold most dear into the Constitution — with liberty and justice for all.
Executive produced and hosted by Will Smith, “Amend: The Fight for America” is a six-part docuseries that explores the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution – which promised liberty and equal protection for all persons in 1868 – as America’s most enduring hallmark of democracy. Amend has a groundbreaking narrative format that features luminary performers (including Mahershala Ali, Diane Lane, Samuel L. Jackson, Pedro Pascal and Yara Shahidi) reciting speeches and writings by the Fourteenth Amendment’s most ardent protectors (from Frederick Douglass to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg) with insights from an inclusive array of contemporary thought-leaders and experts.
Also executive-produced by Emmy-winning writer Larry Wilmore, Amend is a powerful, multimedia journey through American history that encourages viewers to question what a “united states” really means. Watch the full trailer below.