The Black & White

“The Birth of a Nation”: story of slavery revolt is flawed but striking

Erin Bockenstedt, Staff Writer

October 23, 2016

"The Birth of a Nation" welcomed controversy from the beginning, as it shares its name with a silent film from 1915. The older version of "Birth of a Nation," set during and after the Civil War, used actors in blackface and glorified the Ku Klux Klan but is considered one of the most important and i...