With: Avi Santo, Old Dominion University
D.W. Griffith’s Civil War epic Birth of a Nation is notorious for its racist scenes. A new short film, Our Nation, tells the story of a young African American teenager’s response to the film in Norfolk, Virginia in 1915.
With: Emilie Raymond, Virginia Commonwealth University
A new book tells the little-known story of how black actors and entertainers in Hollywood contributed their money, connections, and fame to aid the civil rights movement.
With: Julian Bond
The civil rights leader Julian Bond passed away on August 15th. In a 2004 interview, Bond, whose grandfather was born into slavery, talks candidly about race in America 50 years after the Brown v. Board decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.