The Birth of a Nation

Dick Lehr (author, Black Mass and The Birth of a Nation)

Moderated by Robert Bellinger (director, Black Studies Program, Suffolk University)

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Dick Lehr

Dick Lehr

Dick Lehr

Robert Bellinger

The Birth of a Nation

Dick Lehr, author of Black Mass, comes to us with a new story within America‚Äôs little known history surrounding one of the oldest films on record, The Birth of a Nation. In 1915, a journalist agitator and a brilliant filmmaker began an argument over this incendiary movie that portrayed post-Civil War era freed slaves as disgusting and dangerous. What followed was a public confrontation that spiraled into protests over civil rights. Join moderator Robert Bellinger, director of Suffolk’s Black Studies Program, to hear from Lehr the true story of race, war, activism, and free speech that all began with a film.

Dick Lehr will be selling and signing copies of his book, The Birth of a Nation, after the program.

Thursday, November 20, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
C. Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University

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