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Today for Black History Month, we are highlighting director Ava DuVernay.

Ava DuVernay

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Birth Date: August 24, 1972

Hometown: Lynwood, California

Fun Facts:

  • Ava DuVernay is known for directing the movies “A Wrinkle In Time” and “Selma”
  • Ava DuVernay interned for CBS News
  • Ava Duvernay directed the Netflix Original “13th,” which sparked the conversation about the 13th amendment, racism still existing, mass incarceration, and the struggles of African Americans
  • Ava DuVernay was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award
  • Ava DuVernay is the first African American woman to receive a movie budget of over $100 million

We thank you for your contributions Ava DuVernay.

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