Controversy And Racism In "The Birth Of A Nation" | KCUR

Controversy And Racism In "The Birth Of A Nation"

Feb 19, 2015

In 1915, a famous director and an aggressive journalist battled over the inherent racism in the film, The Birth of a Nation. On this edition of Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with author Dick Lehr about the controversy behind this influential and infamous film. 

Guest:

  • Dick Lehr is a former investigative reporter for the Boston Globe and the author of The Birth of a Nation: How a Legendary Filmmaker and a Crusading Editor Reignited America's Civil War

Hear More: Dick Lehr is speaking Thursday, February 19th at 6pm at the World War I Museum. This event is free to the public. Click here to RSVP.