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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Symbol of the Unconquered (1920)






















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After the death of her grandfather, Evon Mason, a young black woman from Selma, Alabama, travels to the Northwest to identify the mine claim she had been willed. There, Evon meets Hugh Van Allen, a black man seeking his fortune. Hugh, who loves Evon but thinks that she is white, discovers oil, thereby arousing the enmity of Tom Cutschawl, a racist Southerner, and Jefferson Driscoll, a black man passing for white who hates his own race. These two provoke an attack of the Ku Klux Klan to drive Hugh off the land, but Evon rescues Hugh, and the Klan is routed. Evon and Hugh eventually resolve their misunderstanding and live happily ever after.

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