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        The Birth of a Nation: Film as Propaganda | Birth of a Movement

        This media gallery from INDEPENDENT LENS: "Birth of a Movement" introduces students to the controversial silent film The Birth of a Nation. Historians and journalists discuss the plot of the film—a historically inaccurate retelling of the Civil War and Reconstruction. The support materials help students and teachers consider the film as propaganda and identify the techniques it uses to promote white supremacy.      

        The Birth of a Nation: Film as Propaganda Pt. 1

        This media gallery from INDEPENDENT LENS: "Birth of a Movement" introduces students to the controversial silent film The Birth of a Nation. Historians and journalists discuss the plot of the film—a historically inaccurate retelling of the Civil War and Reconstruction.

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        The Birth of a Nation: Film as Propaganda Pt. 2

        This media gallery from INDEPENDENT LENS: "Birth of a Movement" introduces students to the controversial silent film The Birth of a Nation. Historians and journalists discuss the plot of the film—a historically inaccurate retelling of the Civil War and Reconstruction.

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