D. W. Griffith's The Birth Of A Nation

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In 1915, D.W.Griffith released The Birth of a Nation. It’s a three-hour black and white film without sound which depict the reconstruction in South Carolina. In this epic, the Negroes and the white republicans attempt to seize control of the state government while the Ku Klux Klan have saved the states. The film unleased racist violence and hence was banned in Pasadena, California. The sound version of the Birth of a nation was released in 1930
The Ku Klux Klan, which had disappeared after the reconstruction, was resurrected a few months after The Birth of a nation was released. The Ku Klux Klan stood for white supremacy in1920s and the Klan attacked the theory of evolution, fought for the prohibition of alcoholic beverages and claimed to uphold
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The NAACP, rely on the juridical system to protect black Americans and enforce their civil rights. In 1920, the Democratic Party barred the black people from membership, which mean they were excluded from voting. However, NAACP filed suit over the exclusion of black voters from the democratic primary in Texas and hence in 1924, black men and women are permit to vote in primary elections across the south for 20 year. In 1914, Marcus Garvey organized the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA). The UNIA have established businesses that employed nearly 1000 black people. Marcus Believe that UNIA could liberate Africa from European colonial rule and he believe that black and white had separate destinies. He rejected Du Bois’s notion that the talented tenth would lead race to liberation.
Besides NAACP and UNIA, there are other movement that involved in the liberation of the Africa from its European colonizers. The Pan-Africanism is a movement of people of African descent from the sub-Saharan Africa in the early twentieth century that emphasized their identity. The first Pan-African Congress was convened in London while second Pan-African Congress met in Paris. The delegates interested in Wilson’s fifth point, whereby the interests of colonial peoples to be given “equal weight” in the adjustment of colonial
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