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INDEPENDENT LENS : Birth of a Movement

Monday, December 2, 2019, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET

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Learn how Griffith’s 1915 The Birth of a Nation sparked a dialogue on racism that continues today.

  • Airdate(s): 12/2/2019, 10:00 - 11:00 PM ET
  • INLE #: 1807
  • Original Broadcast: 2/6/17
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Episode Description

Learn how D.W. Griffith’s 1915 The Birth of a Nation unleashed a battle still waging today about race relations and representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood. Featuring Spike Lee, Reginald Hudlin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and others.

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