The Most Glorious American Epic: The Birth of a Nation

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Here’s a fascinating article from the Washington Times, printed on April 22nd, 1916. For those of you unfamiliar with The Birth of a Nation, it’s a crazy racist film which was banned in a number of American cities, sparked large protests, and was partially credited with the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1910s and 1920s.

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Source: Library of Congress

For some interesting White House trivia … this was the first movie screened in the Executive Mansion, while Woodrow Wilson was in office.

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