Bell Transfer-9 Downhill Helmet Yellow red Head Circumference 55-57cm 2018 -
Giro Ember Mips Womens Helm In Matt white Türkis Zinnoberred M 55-59cm, - April 26, 1915

The Birth of a Nation Sparks Protest

Region:
Greater Boston
KIT BARRE PORTATUTTO + BOX BAULE MANIA 400 MENABO FORD FIESTA VII ACTIVE

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

FAHRRADSCHUHE WINTER MTB SCHUHE RADSPORTSCHUHE SIDI DIABLO GORE TEX RADSCHUHE

Trending Moments

Wahoo ELEMNT BOLT Bundle , Bike Navigation , GPS incl.Speed Cadence Herzfr. 08/11/1841

Frederick Douglass First Addresses White Audience

NEW 2019 EKS X BRAND MOTOCROSS MX GOGGLES GOX FIGHTER GREY IRIDIUM LENS
Giro Tazz MTB Bike Goggles - Glacier Frame with Clear Lens FOX RAMPAGE LANDI MTB Downhill Helm Spring 2018 - bright red red Motocross Endur
02/27/1946

Malcolm X Imprisoned

O Neal B-30 Duplex Unisex Goggles Moto - Pink bluee neon Yellow One Size