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Birth of a Movement

Season 18 Episode 7 | 56m 2s

The story of William Monroe Trotter, the nearly forgotten editor of a Boston black newspaper who helped launch a nationwide movement in 1915 to ban Hollywood’s first blockbuster movie, the later controversial The Birth of a Nation.

Aired: 02/06/17

Expired: 03/06/17

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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