Independent Lens: Birth of a Movement

East Tennessee PBS presents

Independent Lens: Birth of a Movement

Thu, February 15, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 9:00 pm)

Paramount Bristol

Bristol, TN

Independent Lens: Birth of a Movement
East Tennessee PBS and the Paramount Center for the Arts invite you to a free screening of "Birth of a Movement"

In 1915, Boston-based African American newspaper editor and activist William M. Trotter waged a battle against D.W. Griffith’s technically groundbreaking but notoriously Ku Klux Klan-friendly The Birth of a Nation, unleashing a fight that still rages today about race relations, media representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood. Birth of a Movement, based on Dick Lehr's book The Birth of a Movement: How Birth of a Nation Ignited the Battle for Civil Rights, captures the backdrop to this prescient clash between human rights, freedom of speech, and a changing media landscape.

Event is free and open to the public
Venue Information:
Paramount Bristol
518 State Street
Bristol, TN, 37620
http://www.paramountbristol.org/