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The Birth of a Nation

D.W. Griffith, 1915. Griffith’s imagining of an interracial Congress is outrageous. So is his valiant portrayal of the KKK as a force of restorative order. But there was a time when Griffith’s ideas resonated, and some would argue they still do. This unabashed look at our history proves looking in the mirror is not always easy.


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