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Reminder - History Matters series: Birth of a Movement
Don't forget to reserve your seat for Thursday evening's event.
The Birth of a Nation: How a Legendary Filmmaker and a Crusading Editor Reignited America's Civil War.
The 1915 film The Birth of a Nation is a groundbreaking technical achievement. It is also virulently racist, and glorifies the terrorism of the Ku Klux Klan. Early civil rights leader and radical newspaper editor William Monroe Trotter embarked on a campaign to have the film censored in Boston.
This event is co-hosted with the Boston African American National Historic Site.
Thursday, June 11th