RUSTLER STAMPEDE & SLASH 2WD FLM EXTENDED FRONT &REAR ALUM A ARM SET FLM24800
Fujimi model 1 700 Grade Up Series Nanba89_Nipponkaigunkosokusenkan Kongo 1 April 26, 1915

The Birth of a Nation Sparks Protest

Simba New Born Baby Lalka Funkcyjna 43 cm

On this day in 1915 Boston's African American community protested the showing of the racist film The Birth of a Nation. When 800 black women gathered at a Baptist church, one speaker suggested that "if there are men here who are afraid to die there are women who are not afraid. This [movie] would not be tolerated if it affected any other race or people." In spite of rallies and demonstrations, the film opened on April 17, 1915, at the Tremont Theater. While African Americans protested, thousands of white Bostonians flocked to the film. Quite possibly the most controversial movie ever produced, The Birth of a Nation also has the distinction of being the first film shown in the White House.

Related Moments

Also On This Day

04/26/1933

"Codnapping" at House of Representatives

BABY SASQUATCH 22 TALL DESIGNER PLUSH FIGURE VUDUBERI

Trending Moments

Dragon 6462 1 35 USMC Sherman M4A2 Late PTO 08/11/1841

Frederick Douglass First Addresses White Audience

Fujimi Tyrrell P34 1977 US Grand Prix 20 Scale Plastic Model Kit 090962 NIB
Novarossi .12 turbo pipe one piece Nov. Rb Os (NVR51607) Vintage Aurora 1960s Tjet Hot Rod NOS Open Rivit Chassis New Parts Very Fast
02/27/1946

Malcolm X Imprisoned

Hasegawa Carrier Akagi Parts Set for CH117or CH227 1 700 Model Kit