Cinema: Protest

Veteran Producer David Wark Griffith's 23-year-old The Birth of a Nation is the most famous motion picture ever made. When the film was first released in 1915, its vindictive story of Reconstruction race hatred and avenging Klansmen roused considerable passion. Manhattan Negroes secured the elimination of several scenes that contained an "appeal to race prejudice." In Washington, during the Anti-Lynching Bill filibuster last winter (TIME, Jan. 24), it was picketed off a local screen.

Last week, for showing this old rabble-rouser at his East Orange, N. J. cinema theatre, retired big-league Baseball Pitcher...

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