Ourlet Asymétrique Soie Patchwork Enroulé Floral Hippie Bohémien Jupe Longue
BLANK NYC FAITHFUL DISTRESSED 100%COTTON DENIM SKIRT US 30 April 26, 1915

The Birth of a Nation Sparks Protest

Region:
Greater Boston
Volcom Oltime Womens Jumper Cardigan - Light Grey All Sizes

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

STUNNING LURE Sweaters 969162 Yellow S

Trending Moments

Anatelier Sweaters 019885 Red 38 08/11/1841

Frederick Douglass First Addresses White Audience

STUDIOUS Sweaters 975272 PinkxMulticolor 0
Freya Déco Natation AS3284 W Armature Moulé Haut Bikini black (black) 36 Gg Cs UNITED ARROWS Skirts 737218 White 40
02/27/1946

Malcolm X Imprisoned

FF461 - Long Sequin Star Mesh Gypsy Skirt