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Black History Month Event: "The Birth of a Movement" Documentary Showing and Panel Discussion

Paul Robeson Campus Center, Bergen Room

In honor of Black History Month, Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) will be showing a documentary entitled "The Birth of a Movement." This film provides excerpts from D.W. Griffith's KKK-friendly "The Birth of a Nation" that opened in 1915 to big audiences all over the country and was even shown by President Wilson in the White House. But, the film also generated widespread protests by African Americans, led by Harvard-educated newspaper editor W.M. Trotter. The documentary, which also features in depth analysis by Black and White historians and others, will be followed by a panel discussion and questions from the audience.

Monday, February 25, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Paul Robeson Campus Center, Bergen Room
Rutgers University–Newark