CURRENT VIEW: BY ERA
Birth of a Nation
(1915) was the most popular film of the silent era. Its innovative technique made it the most important silent film ever produced. But the film also provided historical justification for segregation and disfranchisement. The message embedded in the film was that Reconstruction was an unmitigated disaster, that African Americans could never be integrated into white society ...
Important films of this era
Movie trailers available on Digital History