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Birth of a Movement

Author: Infobase,; PBS (Firm)
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : PBS, New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, [2017] ©2017 2018.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1915, civil rights activist William Monroe Trotter waged a battle against D.W. Griffith's notoriously Ku Klux Klan-friendly blockbuster The Birth of a Nation, which unleashed a fight still raging today about race relations and representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood. This film includes interviews with Spike Lee, Reginald Hudlin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and DJ Spooky.
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Genre/Form: History
Internet videos
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Infobase,; PBS (Firm)
OCLC Number: 1050979591
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released by PBS, 2017.
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on June 01, 2018.
Target Audience: 9 - 12, Academic/AP
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (54 min., 34 sec)) : sound, color.
Contents: Origins of William Monroe Trotter (5:12); Origins of D. W. Griffith (10:38); Early Days of Film (5:20); Birth of the New White Supremacy (10:57); Racial Injustice in Film (8:17); Future of American Civil Rights (10:44); Credits: Birth of a Movement (0:36);
Responsibility: PBS.

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In 1915, civil rights activist William Monroe Trotter waged a battle against D.W. Griffith's notoriously Ku Klux Klan-friendly blockbuster The Birth of a Nation, which unleashed a fight still raging today about race relations and representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood. This film includes interviews with Spike Lee, Reginald Hudlin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and DJ Spooky.

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