The Birth of a Movement

The Birth of a Movement

In 1915, two men-one a journalist agitator, the other a technically brilliant filmmaker-incited a public confrontation that roiled America, pitting black against white, Hollywood against Boston, and free speech against civil rights.

Monroe Trotter and D. W. Griffith were fighting over a film that dramatized the Civil War and Reconstruction in a post-Confederate South. Griffith's film, The Birth of a Nation, included actors in blackface, heroic portraits of Knights… (more)

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Publisher: PublicAffairs (January 10, 2017)

Collection: PublicAffairs

Page count: 368 pages

Language: English


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