Wednesday May 15, 2013
‘Negroes Oppose Film’: A 1921 NAACP Protest of ‘Birth of a Nation’
I love the stuff you find in The New York Times archive. It's history written in stilted language.
I was recently looking into D.W. Griffith's “Birth of a Nation” and came across this from May 7, 1921:
It's not just a world before the civil rights movement; it's a world before acronyms: Not NAACP vs. KKK but the whole thing spelled out.
The full article is available here. You can access it if you subscribe already. Which you totally should.