Carbon Fiber Fiberglass Panel Sheet 18 ×54 ×1 8 Glossy One Side
X Plus Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 2003 April 26, 1915

The Birth of a Nation Sparks Protest

Tender leaf toys wooden cherry pie kitchen cute little play house kitchen... P O

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


"Codnapping" at House of Representatives

(Gor) 1 18 AutoArt Porsche 959 NIP

Trending Moments

T-Motor TM-2419 HD Edition 2 Inch 4S FPV Racing RC Drone PNP RunCam Split Mini 08/11/1841

Frederick Douglass First Addresses White Audience

3W-275 Crankshaft with bearings and prop center bolt. FREE SHIPPING Piper Computer Electronics Kit (2018 Edition) - Teach Kids To Code STEM Learning

Malcolm X Imprisoned

TBU 2 Shopkins Happy Places lot - New Belle, plus extras