Birth of a Movement


Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 2017. Birth of a Movement. Executive producer. PBS, February 6, 2017.
Birth of a Movement


In 1915, African American newspaper editor and activist William M. 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. The Birth of a Movement features Spike Lee, Reginald Hudlin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and DJ Spooky.

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