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Abolitionism in the United States was the movement before and during the American Civil War to end slavery in the United States.
Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.
The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient citadel located on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and contains the remains of several ancient buildings of great architectural and historic significance, the most famous being the Parthenon.
The first of the AFI 100 Years... series of cinematic milestones, AFI's 100 Years…100 Movies is a list of the 100 best American movies, as determined by the American Film Institute from a poll of more than 1,500 artists and leaders in the film industry who chose from a list of 400 nominated movies.
Alistair Cooke (20 November 1908 – 30 March 2004) was a British-American journalist, television personality and broadcaster.
AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide.
Alma Rubens (February 19, 1897 – January 21, 1931) was an American film actress and stage performer.
"America the Beautiful" is an American patriotic song.
The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865.
The American Film Institute (AFI) is an American film organization that educates filmmakers and honors the heritage of the motion picture arts in the United States.
Amos 'n' Andy is an American radio and television sitcom set in Harlem, Manhattan's historic black community.
Apocalypse Now is a 1979 American epic war film directed, produced, and co-written by Francis Ford Coppola.
"Aryan" is a term that was used as a self-designation by Indo-Iranian people.
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, was assassinated by well-known stage actor John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865, while attending the play Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. Shot in the head as he watched the play, Lincoln died the following day at 7:22 a.m., in the Petersen House opposite the theater.
Atlanta is the capital city and most populous municipality of the state of Georgia in the United States.
"Auld Lang Syne" (note "s" rather than "z") is a Scots poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and set to the tune of a traditional folk song (Roud # 6294).
Avatar, marketed as James Cameron's Avatar, is a 2009 American epic science fiction film directed, written, produced, and co-edited by James Cameron, and stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, and Sigourney Weaver.
Bamboozled is a 2000 satirical comedy-drama film written and directed by Spike Lee about a modern televised minstrel show featuring black actors donning blackface makeup and the resulting violent fallout from the show's success.
Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2017.
Barron's Educational Series, Inc. is an American test preparation company, founded in 1939 as a publisher of materials to help students to prepare for college entrance examinations, and that offers online college entrance exam preparation classes.
The "Battle Hymn of the Republic," also known as "Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory," outside of the United States, is a lyric by the American writer Julia Ward Howe using the music from the song "John Brown's Body." Howe's more famous lyrics were written in November 1861, and first published in The Atlantic Monthly in February 1862.
Gottfried Wilhelm "Billy" Bitzer (April 21, 1872 – April 29, 1944) was a pioneering American cinematographer notable for his close association with D. W. Griffith.
Black Reconstruction in America: An Essay Toward a History of the Part Which Black Folk Played in the Attempt to Reconstruct Democracy in America, 1860–1880 is a history of the Reconstruction era by W. E. B. Du Bois, first published in 1935.
Blackface was and is a form of theatrical make-up used predominantly by non-black performers to represent a caricature of a black person.
Blazing Saddles is a 1974 American satirical Western comedy film directed by Mel Brooks.
Booker Taliaferro Washington (– November 14, 1915) was an American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States.
Boston is the capital city and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States.
The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), previously the British Board of Film Censors, is a non-governmental organization, founded by the film industry in 1912 and responsible for the national classification and censorship of films exhibited at cinemas and video works (such as television programmes, trailers, adverts, public Information/campaigning films, menus, bonus content etc.) released on physical media within the United Kingdom.
The British Film Institute (BFI) is a film and charitable organisation which promotes and preserves filmmaking and television in the United Kingdom.
Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl, often referred to simply as Broken Blossoms, is a 1919 American silent drama film directed by D.W. Griffith.
C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America is a 2004 American mockumentary that is directed by Kevin Willmott.
Caliban, son of the witch Sycorax, is an important character in William Shakespeare's play The Tempest.
Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber (18 or 19 November 1786 5 June 1826) was a German composer, conductor, pianist, guitarist and critic, and was one of the first significant composers of the Romantic school.
In the history of the United States, a carpetbagger was any person from the Northern United States who came to the Southern states after the American Civil War and was perceived to be exploiting the local populace for their own purposes.
Cedar Rapids is the second-largest city in Iowa and is the county seat of Linn County.
Censorship is the suppression of speech, public communication, or other information, on the basis that such material is considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or "inconvenient" as determined by government authorities.
Channel 4 is a British public-service television broadcaster that began transmission on 2 November 1982.
Charles Henry Parkhurst (April 17, 1842 – September 8, 1933) was an American clergyman and social reformer, born in Framingham, Massachusetts.
Charles King (February 21, 1895 – May 7, 1957) was an American film actor who appeared in over 400 films between 1915 and 1953.
Charles Stevens (May 26, 1893 – August 22, 1964) was an American actor.
Charles Sumner (January 6, 1811 – March 11, 1874) was an American politician and United States Senator from Massachusetts.
The Chicago American was an afternoon newspaper published in Chicago, Illinois under various names until 1974.
Christopher L. Hodapp (born 1958) is an American author and filmmaker, noted for his writings about Freemasonry, fraternalism, the Knights Templar, secret societies and conspiracy theories.
The civil rights movement (also known as the African-American civil rights movement, American civil rights movement and other terms) was a decades-long movement with the goal of securing legal rights for African Americans that other Americans already held.
Claude Gernade Bowers (November 20, 1878 in Westfield, Indiana – January 21, 1958 in New York City) was an American historian, Democratic Party politician, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt's ambassador to Spain (1933-1939) and Chile (1939-1953).
The Confederate States Army (C.S.A.) was the military land force of the Confederate States of America (Confederacy) during the American Civil War (1861–1865).
The Confederate States of America (CSA or C.S.), commonly referred to as the Confederacy, was an unrecognized country in North America that existed from 1861 to 1865.
A theatrical cue is the trigger for an action to be carried out at a specific time.
David Wark Griffith (January 22, 1875 – July 23, 1948) was an American director, writer, and producer who pioneered modern cinematic techniques.
David Butler (December 17, 1894 – June 14, 1979) was an American actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and television director.
David Ernest Duke (born July 1, 1950) is an American white supremacist and white nationalist politician, antisemitic conspiracy theorist, Holocaust denier, convicted felon, and former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.
David Haspel Shepard (October 22, 1940 – January 31, 2017)Grimes, William (February 5, 2017).
Dear White People is a 2014 American comedy-drama film, written, directed and co-produced by Justin Simien.
The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party (nicknamed the GOP for Grand Old Party).
, Op. 77, J. 277, (usually translated as The Marksman or The Freeshooter) is a German opera with spoken dialogue in three acts by Carl Maria von Weber with a libretto by Friedrich Kind.
"Dixie," also known as "Dixie's Land," "I Wish I Was in Dixie," and other titles, is a popular song in the Southern United States.
Dixieland, sometimes referred to as hot jazz or traditional jazz, is a style of jazz based on the music that developed in New Orleans at the start of the 20th century.
Paul Dennis Miller (born 1970), known professionally as DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid, is a Washington DC-born electronic and experimental hip hop musician whose work is often called by critics or his fans as "illbient" or "trip hop".
Django Unchained is a 2012 American revisionist Western film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, and Samuel L. Jackson, with Walton Goggins, Dennis Christopher, James Remar, and Don Johnson in supporting roles.
Donald Bogle is an American film historian and author of six books concerning African Americans in film and on television.
Donald Crisp (born George William Crisp, 27 July 188225 May 1974) was an English film actor.
In reference to film and television, drama is a genre of narrative fiction (or semi-fiction) intended to be more serious than humorous in tone.
The Dunning School refers to a group of historians who shared a historiographical school of thought regarding the Reconstruction period of American history (1865–1877).
Ellis Merton Coulter (1890–1981) was an American historian of the South, author, and a founding member of the Southern Historical Association.
Edmund Burns (September 27, 1892 in Philadelphia - April 2, 1980 in Los Angeles) was an American actor.
Edward Douglass White Jr. (November 3, 1845 – May 19, 1921), American politician and jurist, was a United States Senator and the ninth Chief Justice of the United States.
Electoral fraud, election manipulation, or vote rigging is illegal interference with the process of an election, whether by increasing the vote share of the favored candidate, depressing the vote share of the rival candidates, or both.
Elmer Clifton (March 14, 1890 – October 15, 1949) was an American writer, director and actor from the early silent days.
Elmo Lincoln (born Otto Elmo Linkenhelt) (February 6, 1889June 27, 1952) was an American film actor.
Emmett Jay Scott (February 13, 1873 – December 12, 1957) was a journalist, founding newspaper editor, government official and envoy, educator, and author.
Epic films are a style of filmmaking with large scale, sweeping scope, and spectacle.
Eric Foner (born February 7, 1943) is an American historian.
Eugene William Pallette (July 8, 1889 – September 3, 1954) was an American actor.
Fawn McKay Brodie (September 15, 1915 – January 10, 1981) was a biographer and one of the first female professors of history at UCLA, who is best known for Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History (1974), a work of psychobiography, and No Man Knows My History (1945), an early and still influential biography of Joseph Smith, the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement.
Ford's Theatre is a theatre located in Washington, D.C., which opened in August 1863.
Forrest Gump is a 1994 American romantic drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom.
Fort Sumter is a sea fort in Charleston, South Carolina, notable for two battles of the American Civil War.
Francis Butler Simkins (December 14, 1897 – February 8, 1966) was a historian and president of the Southern Historical Association.
Francis James Grimké (October 10, 1850– October 11, 1937) was an American Presbyterian minister in Washington, DC who was prominent in working for equal rights for African Americans.
Frank E. Woods (1860 – 1 May 1939) was an American screenwriter of the silent era.
Franz von Suppé or Francesco Suppé Demelli (18 April 181921 May 1895) was an Austrian composer of light operas and other theatre music.
Frederick D. Burns was an important figure in Midwest amateur tennis in the early part of the 20th century.
A freedman or freedwoman is a former slave who has been released from slavery, usually by legal means.
George Beranger (born George Augustus Beringer, 27 March 1893 – 8 March 1973), also known as André Beranger, was an Australian actor and Hollywood and stage directorNaturalization Records of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, Central Division (Los Angeles), 1887-1940; Microfilm Serial: M1524; Microfilm Roll: 2.
George Siegmann (February 8, 1882, in New York City – June 22, 1928, in Hollywood, California) was an American actor in the silent film era.
Georgia is a state in the Southeastern United States.
Gibson Gowland (4 January 1877 – 9 September 1951) was an English film actor.
Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance film, adapted from Margaret Mitchell's 1936 novel of the same name.
Harry (Henry Nathaniel) Braham (13 September 1850 – 21 September 1923) was a British music hall comic vocalist and actor.
Hazard's Pavilion was a large auditorium in Los Angeles, California, at the intersection of Fifth and Olive Streets.
Henry Brazeale Walthall (March 16, 1878June 17, 1936) was an American stage and film actor.
History (originally The History Channel from 1995 to 2008) is a history-based digital cable and satellite television network that is owned by A&E Networks, a joint venture between the Hearst Communications and the Disney–ABC Television Group division of the Walt Disney Company.
Homewood Plantation was a historic plantation with a mansion of the same name located on it in Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi.
Howard Gaye (23 May 1878 – 26 December 1955) was a British actor who worked mainly in the United States.
Hull House was a settlement house in the United States that was co-founded in 1889 by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr.
Image Entertainment, Inc.
In economics, inflation is a sustained increase in price level of goods and services in an economy over a period of time.
Inflation accounting comprises a range of accounting models designed to correct problems arising from historical cost accounting in the presence of high inflation and hyperinflation.
In films, an intertitle (also known as a title card) is a piece of filmed, printed text edited into the midst of (i.e. inter-) the photographed action at various points.
Intolerance is a 1916 epic silent film directed by D. W. Griffith.
Jane Addams (September 8, 1860May 21, 1935), known as the "mother" of social work, was a pioneer American settlement activist/reformer, social worker, public philosopher, sociologist, public administrator, protestor, author, and leader in women's suffrage and world peace.
Mary Jane Lee (September 4, 1848 – August 5, 1925), known as Jennie Lee, was an American stage actress and actress of the silent film era.
In Christianity, Jesus is believed to be the Messiah (Christ) and through his crucifixion and resurrection, humans can be reconciled to God and thereby are offered salvation and the promise of eternal life.
Jim Crow laws were state and local laws that enforced racial segregation in the Southern United States.
John Hope Franklin (January 2, 1915March 25, 2009) was an American historian of the United States and former president of Phi Beta Kappa, the Organization of American Historians, the American Historical Association, and the Southern Historical Association.
John Winthrop Noble (born Winfield Fernley Kutz; June 24, 1880 – September 10, 1946) was an American film director and screenwriter during the silent era.
John Wilkes Booth (May 10, 1838 – April 26, 1865) was the American actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865.
Johns Hopkins University is an American private research university in Baltimore, Maryland.
Joseph Carl Breil (29 June 1870 – 23 January 1926) was an American lyric tenor, stage director, composer and conductor.
Joseph Henabery (January 15, 1888 – February 18, 1976) Omaha, Nebraska, was a US film actor, screenplay writer, and director.
Joseph Patrick "Joe" Tumulty (pronounced TUM-ulty) (May 5, 1879 – April 9, 1954) was an American attorney and politician from New Jersey.
Josephine Boneparte Crowell (January 11, 1859 – July 27, 1932) was a Nova Scotian film actress of the silent film era.
Josephus Daniels (May 18, 1862 – January 15, 1948) was a progressive Democrat, and newspaper editor and publisher from North Carolina who became active in politics.
Jules White (born Julius Weiss; 17 September 190030 April 1985) was a Hungarian-born American film director and producer best known for his short-subject comedies starring The Three Stooges.
Justin Simien (born 7 May 1983) is an American filmmaker, actor, and author.
Katherine DuPre Lumpkin (1897 - 1988) was an American writer from Macon, Georgia.
Kevin Brownlow (born 2 June 1938) is a British film historian, television documentary-maker, filmmaker, author, and film editor.
Kevin Willmott (born August 31, 1959) is an American film director and screenwriter, as well as a professor of film at the University of Kansas.
Kinemacolor was the first successful color motion picture process, used commercially from 1908 to 1914.
Kino International is a film and video distributor, founded by Bill Pence in 1977.
The Ku Klux Klan, commonly called the KKK or simply the Klan, refers to three distinct secret movements at different points in time in the history of the United States.
The costume of the Ku Klux Klan (sometimes known as the "glory suit" by Klansmen) is perhaps the most distinctive feature of the Ku Klux Klan, and is recognized worldwide.
Lafayette (or lah-fee-YET) is a city in and the county seat of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States, located northwest of Indianapolis and southeast of Chicago.
Laura Keene (20 July 1826 – 4 November 1873) was a British stage actress and theatre manager.
(Light Cavalry) is an operetta in two acts by Franz von Suppé, with a libretto by.
A leitmotif or leitmotiv is a "short, constantly recurring musical phrase"Kennedy (1987), Leitmotiv associated with a particular person, place, or idea.
Helene Bertha Amalie "Leni" Riefenstahl (22 August 1902 – 8 September 2003) was a German film director, producer, screenwriter, editor, photographer, actress and dancer.
Leo Max Frank (April 17, 1884August 17, 1915) was an American factory superintendent who was convicted in 1913 of the murder of a 13-year-old employee, Mary Phagan, in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Liberty Theatre was a Broadway theater from 1904 to 1933,Internet Broadway Database (Retrieved on February 22, 2008) located at 236 West 42nd Street in New York City.
The Library of Congress (LOC) is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress and is the de facto national library of the United States.
Lillian Diana Gish (October 14, 1893 – February 27, 1993) was an American actress of the screen and stage, as well as a director and writer.
This is a list of ethnic riots, sectarian riots, and race riots, by country.
Film has been the most influential medium in the presentation of the history of slavery to the general public.
On the film review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, films which are reviewed by at least five critics, and which all of these critics consider to be good films, have a 100% approval rating.
Films generate income from several revenue streams, including theatrical exhibition, home video, television broadcast rights and merchandising.
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.
The Louisiana State University Press (LSU Press) is a university press that was founded in 1935.
Ludwig van Beethoven (baptised 17 December 1770Beethoven was baptised on 17 December. His date of birth was often given as 16 December and his family and associates celebrated his birthday on that date, and most scholars accept that he was born on 16 December; however there is no documentary record of his birth.26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist.
Lydia Hamilton Smith (February 14, 1813 – February 14, 1884) was the long-time housekeeper of Thaddeus Stevens and a prominent African-American businesswoman after his death.
Lynching is a premeditated extrajudicial killing by a group.
Madame Sul-Te-Wan (born Nellie Crawford; March 7, 1873 – February 1, 1959) was an American stage, film and television actress.
Mae Marsh (born Mary Wayne Marsh, November 9, 1894U.S. Census records for 1900, El Paso, Texas, Sheet No. 6 – February 13, 1968) was an American film actress with a career spanning over 50 years.
A mammy, also spelled mammie, is a Southern United States stereotype for a black woman who worked as a nanny or general housekeeper and, often in a white family, nursed the family's children.
Marc Egnal (born December 11, 1943) is an American historian, academic and a professor of history at York University, Toronto, Canada.
Mary Maguire Alden (June 18, 1883 – July 2, 1946) was an American motion picture and stage actress.
Mary Childs Nerney was the Executive Secretary of the NAACP from 1912 to 1916.
Gladys Louise Smith (April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979), known professionally as Mary Pickford, was a Canadian-born film actress and producer.
Mary Ann Todd Lincoln (December 13, 1818 – July 16, 1882) was the wife of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, and as such the First Lady of the United States from 1861 to 1865.
Mary Wynn (March 13, 1902 – December 22, 2001) was an American film actress of the silent film era.
"Maryland, My Maryland" is the official state song of the U.S. state of Maryland.
Masters of Cinema is a line of DVD and Blu-ray releases published through Eureka Entertainment.
Mel Brooks (born Melvin Kaminsky; June 28, 1926) is an American actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, and composer.
Miriam Cooper (November 7, 1891 – April 12, 1976) was a silent film actress who is best known for her work in early film including The Birth of a Nation and Intolerance for D. W. Griffith and The Honor System and Evangeline for her husband Raoul Walsh.
Miscegenation (from the Latin miscere "to mix" + genus "kind") is the mixing of different racial groups through marriage, cohabitation, sexual relations, or procreation.
A mockumentary (a portmanteau of mock and documentary) or docucomedy is a type of movie or television show depicting fictional events but presented as a documentary.
Monte Blue (born Gerard Montgomery Bluefeather, January 11, 1887 – February 18, 1963) was a movie actor who began his career as a romantic leading man in the silent film era, and later progressed to character roles.
Mulatto is a term used to refer to people born of one white parent and one black parent or to people born of a mulatto parent or parents.
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is an art museum located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, on 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is a civil rights organization in the United States, formed in 1909 as a bi-racial organization to advance justice for African Americans by a group, including, W. E. B. Du Bois, Mary White Ovington and Moorfield Storey.
Nat Turner's Rebellion (also known as the Southampton Insurrection) was a slave rebellion that took place in Southampton County, Virginia, during August 1831.
Nate Parker (born November 18, 1979) is an American actor, director, producer, writer, and musical performer who has appeared in Beyond the Lights, Red Tails, The Secret Life of Bees, The Great Debaters, ''Arbitrage'', ''Non-Stop'', ''Felon'', and Pride.
The National Film Registry (NFR) is the United States National Film Preservation Board's (NFPB) selection of films deserving of preservation.
The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
The New York Post is the fourth-largest newspaper in the United States and a leading digital media publisher that reached more than 57 million unique visitors in the U.S. in January 2017.
Nicholas Berthelot Lemann is the Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Professor of Journalism and Dean Emeritus of the Faculty of Journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Nickelodeon is a 1976 comedy film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, and stars Ryan O'Neal, Burt Reynolds and Tatum O'Neal.
National Public Radio (usually shortened to NPR, stylized as npr) is an American privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization based in Washington, D.C. It serves as a national syndicator to a network of over 1,000 public radio stations in the United States.
"Old Folks at Home" (also known as "Swanee River", "Swanee Ribber", or "Suwannee River") is a minstrel song written by Stephen Foster in 1851.
Geographically, the Old South is a subregion farming country of the American South, differentiated from the Deep South by being limited to those Southern laws, states represented among the original thirteen British colonies which became the first thirteen U.S. states.
Olga Grey (born Anna Zacsek, November 10, 1896 – April 25, 1973) was an American silent film actress.
Oscar Devereaux Micheaux (January 2, 1884 – March 25, 1951) was an African-American author, film director and independent producer of more than 44 films.
Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.
Patrick Stanbury is a British film producer, restorer and historian.
The Paula Cooper Gallery is an art gallery in New York City founded in 1968 by Paula Cooper (nee Johnson).
Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania German: Pennsylvaani or Pennsilfaani), officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.
Peter Bogdanovich (Serbian: Петар Богдановић, Petar Bogdanović, born July 30, 1939) is an American director, writer, actor, producer, critic and film historian.
Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863.
Photoplay was one of the first American film fan magazines.
Photoplay Productions is an independent film company, based in the UK, under the direction of Kevin Brownlow and Patrick Stanbury.
The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700 (the exact year is uncertain), in which the strings are struck by hammers.
A premiere or première is the debut (first public presentation) of a play, film, dance, or musical composition.
Film production on location in Newark, New Jersey, April 2004. Principal photography is the phase of film production in which the movie is filmed, with actors on set and cameras rolling, as distinct from pre-production and post-production.
Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American director, writer, and actor.
Quintessence Editions Ltd. is a publishing company based in London (UK) which is the originator of the "1001 Before You Die" series. Typically, the titles in this series are intended as reference books. They are illustrated books authored by multiple contributors. Quintessence is part of the Quarto Group.
Race traitor is a pejorative reference to a person who is perceived as supporting attitudes or positions thought to be against the interests or well-being of that person's own race.
Racial integration, or simply integration, includes desegregation (the process of ending systematic racial segregation).
The Radical Republicans were a faction of American politicians within the Republican Party of the United States from around 1854 (before the American Civil War) until the end of Reconstruction in 1877.
Ralph Korngold (1882–1964) was a Polish-born author and businessman.
Ralph Percy Lewis (October 8, 1872 – December 4, 1937) was an American actor of the silent film era.
Raoul A. Walsh (March 11, 1887December 31, 1980) was an American film director, actor, founding member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and the brother of the silent screen actor George Walsh.
In economics, a real value of a good or other entity has been adjusted for inflation, enabling comparison of quantities as if prices had not changed.
The Reconstruction era was the period from 1863 (the Presidential Proclamation of December 8, 1863) to 1877.
A reel is an object around which lengths of another material (usually long and flexible) are wound for storage.
The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP (abbreviation for Grand Old Party), is one of the two major political parties in the United States, the other being its historic rival, the Democratic Party.
Richard Brody is an American film critic who has written for The New Yorker since 1999.
Richard Nelson Corliss (March 6, 1944 – April 23, 2015) was an American film critic and magazine editor for Time.
Richard Warren Schickel (February 10, 1933 – February 18, 2017) was an American film historian, journalist, author, documentarian, and film and literary critic.
Wilhelm Richard Wagner (22 May 181313 February 1883) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is chiefly known for his operas (or, as some of his later works were later known, "music dramas").
The "Ride of the Valkyries" (or Ritt der Walküren|) refers to the beginning of act 3 of Die Walküre, the second of the four operas constituting Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen.
Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870) was an American and Confederate soldier, best known as a commander of the Confederate States Army.
Robert Emmett "Bobby" Harron (April 12, 1893 – September 5, 1920) was an American motion picture actor of the early silent film era.
Robert Lee Zemeckis (born May 14, 1952) is an American screenwriter and filmmaker frequently credited as an innovator in visual effects.
Roger Joseph Ebert (June 18, 1942 – April 4, 2013) was an American film critic, historian, journalist, screenwriter, and author.
Rotten Tomatoes is an American review-aggregation website for film and television.
Routledge is a British multinational publisher.
Edward Russell Hicks (June 4, 1895 – June 1, 1957) was an American film actor.
Charles Patrick Ryan O'Neal (born April 20, 1941) is an American actor and former boxer.
Salon is an American news and opinion website, created by David Talbot in 1995 and currently owned by the Salon Media Group.
Samuel Alfred De Grasse (June 12, 1875 – November 29, 1953) was a Canadian actor.
Sheet music is a handwritten or printed form of music notation that uses modern musical symbols to indicate the pitches (melodies), rhythms or chords of a song or instrumental musical piece.
Sherman's March to the Sea (also known as the Savannah Campaign) was a military campaign of the American Civil War conducted through Georgia from November 15 until December 21, 1864, by Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman of the Union Army.
The Richmond–Petersburg Campaign was a series of battles around Petersburg, Virginia, fought from June 9, 1864, to March 25, 1865, during the American Civil War.
A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound (and in particular, no spoken dialogue).
Slate is an online magazine that covers current affairs, politics, and culture in the United States from a liberal perspective.
South Carolina is a U.S. state in the southeastern region of the United States.
Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee (born March 20, 1957) is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor.
Frank Spottiswoode Aitken (16 April 1868 – 26 February 1933) was a Scottish actor of the silent era.
Star Wars (later retitled Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope) is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas.
Stephen Samuel Wise (1874–1949) was an early 20th-century American, Progressive Era, Reform rabbi, and Zionist leader.
Stone Mountain is a quartz monzonite dome monadnock and the site of Stone Mountain Park near Stone Mountain, Georgia.
Suffrage, political franchise, or simply franchise is the right to vote in public, political elections (although the term is sometimes used for any right to vote).
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Tessa Lynn Thompson (born October 3, 1983) is an American actress.
Thaddeus Stevens (April 4, 1792 – August 11, 1868) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania and one of the leaders of the Radical Republican faction of the Republican Party during the 1860s.
The Atlantic is an American magazine and multi-platform publisher, founded in 1857 as The Atlantic Monthly in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Birth of a Nation is a 2016 American-Canadian period drama film based on the story of Nat Turner, the enslaved man who led a slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia, in 1831.
The Birth of a Race is a 1918 American silent drama film directed by John W. Noble.
The Boston Globe (sometimes abbreviated as The Globe) is an American daily newspaper founded and based in Boston, Massachusetts, since its creation by Charles H. Taylor in 1872.
The Clansman: A Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan is a novel published in 1905.
The Fall of a Nation is a 1916 American silent drama film directed by Thomas Dixon, Jr., and is a sequel to the 1915 film The Birth of a Nation, directed by D. W. Griffith.
The Fall of a Nation is an invasion literature novel by Thomas Dixon Jr.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) is a multi-platform American digital and print magazine founded in 1930 and focusing on the Hollywood film industry, television, and entertainment industries, as well as Hollywood's intersection with fashion, finance, law, technology, lifestyle, and politics.
The Leopard's Spots is the first novel of Thomas Dixon's Ku Klux Klan trilogy that included The Clansman: A Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan and The Traitor.
The New York Globe was a daily New York City newspaper published from 1904 to 1923, when it was bought and merged into the New York Sun.
The New Yorker is an American magazine of reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry.
The Pantagraph is a daily newspaper that serves Bloomington-Normal Illinois, along with 60 communities and eight counties in the Central Illinois area.
"The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States.
The Tempest is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1610–1611, and thought by many critics to be the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone.
A theatre organ (also known as a theater organ, or a cinema organ) is a distinct type of pipe organ originally developed to provide music and sound effects to accompany silent films during the first 3 decades of the 20th century.
Thomas Frederick Dixon Jr. (January 11, 1864 – April 3, 1946) was a Southern Baptist minister, playwright, lecturer, North Carolina state legislator, lawyer, author, white supremacist and Ku Klux Klan apologist.
Time is an American weekly news magazine and news website published in New York City.
Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance-disaster film directed, written, co-produced and co-edited by James Cameron.
Tom Wilson (August 27, 1880 – February 19, 1965) was an American film actor.
Triumph of the Will (Triumph des Willens) is a 1935 Nazi propaganda film directed, produced, edited, and co-written by Leni Riefenstahl.
Ty Burr (born August 17, 1957) is an American film critic, columnist, and author who writes for The Boston Globe.
Ulysses Simpson Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant; April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was an American soldier and statesman who served as Commanding General of the Army and the 18th President of the United States, the highest positions in the military and the government of the United States.
During the American Civil War (1861–1865), the Union, also known as the North, referred to the United States of America and specifically to the national government of President Abraham Lincoln and the 20 free states, as well as 4 border and slave states (some with split governments and troops sent both north and south) that supported it.
The United States Military Academy (USMA), also known as West Point, Army, Army West Point, The Academy or simply The Point, is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located in West Point, New York, in Orange County.
The University of Houston (UH) is a state research university and the flagship institution of the University of Houston System.
Variety is a weekly American entertainment trade magazine and website owned by Penske Media Corporation.
Vester Pegg (May 23, 1889 – February 19, 1951) was an American actor of the silent film era.
Violet Louise Wilkey (January 10, 1903 – June 5, 1976) was an American child actress who appeared in 18 films over a four-year period during the silent film era.
William Wallace Halleck Reid (April 15, 1891 – January 18, 1923) was an American actor in silent film referred to as "the screen's most perfect lover".
Walter Huntley Long (March 5, 1879 – July 4, 1952) was an American character actor in films from the 1910s.
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America.
Wayne State University Press (or WSU Press) is a university press that is part of Wayne State University.
Where Did You Get That Hat? is a comic song which was composed and first performed by Joseph J. Sullivan at Miner's Eighth Avenue Theatre in 1888.
The White House is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States.
Whiteface is a form of performance in which a person wears theatrical makeup in order to make themselves look like a white person, usually for comic purposes.
William Archibald Dunning (12 May 1857 – 25 August 1922) was an American historian and political scientist at Columbia University noted for his work on the Reconstruction era of the United States.
William Joseph Simmons (May 6, 1880 – May 18, 1945) was the founder of the second Ku Klux Klan on Thanksgiving of 1915.
William Monroe Trotter (sometimes just Monroe Trotter, April 7, 1872 – April 7, 1934) was a newspaper editor and real estate businessman based in Boston, Massachusetts, and an activist for African-American civil rights.
William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised)—23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language, and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.
Within Our Gates is a 1920 American silent film by the director Oscar Micheaux that portrays the contemporary racial situation in the United States during the early twentieth century, the years of Jim Crow, the revival of the Ku Klux Klan, the Great Migration of blacks to cities of the North and Midwest, and the emergence of the "New Negro".
Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was an American statesman and academic who served as the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921.
YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California.
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is a film reference book edited by Steven Jay Schneider with original essays on each film contributed by over 70 film critics.
16 mm film is a historically popular and economical gauge of film.
35 mm film (millimeter) is the film gauge most commonly used for motion pictures and chemical still photography (see 135 film).
4K resolution, also called 4K, refers to a horizontal screen display resolution in the order of 4,000 pixels.