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Birth of A Nation Screening – Aborted

by builder123 Monday, Aug. 16, 2004 at 12:34 PM

Los Angeles August 9th --- The screening of “Birth of a Nation”, considered by many more Ku Klux Klan recruitment film than 1915 silent movie classic was cancelled today. Activists groups including the Committee to Eliminate Media Offensive to African People and the International Action Center persuaded Charlie Lustman, owner of the “Silent Movie Theater” on Fairfax Ave. to cancel rather than offend an outraged community.

Birth of A Nation Sc...
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Civil Rights groups set up in front of the movie house to voice opposition and greet movie fans. D.W. Griffith's flick inspired from a Ku Klux Klan propaganda piece entitled "Clansman" inspired hate against blacks after its debut and continues to spark controversy.

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Founder of The National Black Anti-defamation Association

International Action Center

Earl Ofari Hutchinson - driving force in the action

Rabbi Sees the Light

Adaptation of the Clansman

Maybe Not a Classic?

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Speaking Out

by builder123 Monday, Aug. 16, 2004 at 12:34 PM

Speaking Out...
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Founder of The National Black Anti-defamation Association

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Unhappy White People

by builder123 Monday, Aug. 16, 2004 at 12:34 PM

Unhappy White People...
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Cancellation brings criticism from some theatre patrons.

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Audio – International Action Center

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Audio - Earl Ofari Hutchinson

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“In my mind, again no one can defend this film, on any grounds, it’s a racist film. I mean that’s well been established. It is the Mother of racist films, so in 2004 you don’t defend the film based on that…” --- Earl Ofari Hutchinson

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Rabbi Sees the Light

by builder123 Monday, Aug. 16, 2004 at 12:34 PM

Rabbi Sees the Light...
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Came thinking one thing, now says scrap public screening of B of N.

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Audio – Adaptation of the Clansman builder123 Monday, Aug. 16, 2004 at 12:48 PM
HYPOCRITES! art lover Monday, Aug. 16, 2004 at 12:59 PM
Maybe Not a Classic? builder123 Monday, Aug. 16, 2004 at 1:02 PM
The scene depicts the "renegade Negro,"... builder123 Monday, Aug. 16, 2004 at 2:08 PM
idiots idiots Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004 at 11:25 PM
This protest action = stupid. Brandagamba the Great Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004 at 3:57 PM
Whoooppeeee, let's hear it for censorship! Secret Shopper Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004 at 6:38 AM
Censorship Rouse builder123 Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004 at 3:43 PM
Let's Hear It For Censorship Pt. II Secret Shopper Monday, Aug. 23, 2004 at 2:13 PM
OneEyedMan KPC Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004 at 7:37 AM
Please stop sucking up to Negroes Clay Jaiken Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004 at 9:06 AM
OneEyedMan KPC Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004 at 2:13 PM
Professor X Friday, Sep. 03, 2004 at 8:05 AM

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