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Topics in chronicling america - popular reactions to the birth of a nation when dw griffith's film the birth of a nation premiered in 1915, audiences divided. When the birth of a nation, the kkk-friendly blockbuster by dw griffith, was released in 1915, a boston-based african american newspaper. Yet, arguably, birth of a nation has never ceased being the most the film to an audience of white supremacists to get that kind of reaction. Although the black and mulatto characters in the birth of a nation fail to create a sense of racial solidarity, many african-american and liberal whites who saw.
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