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Sunday, March 8, 2020

Birth of a Nation (1915)


Two families, abolitionist Northerners the Stonemans, and Southern landowners the Camerons intertwine in director D.W. Griffith's controversial Civil War epic. When Confederate colonel Ben Cameron (Henry B. Walthall) is captured in battle, nurse Elsie Stoneman (Lillian Gish) petitions for his pardon. In Reconstruction-era South Carolina, Cameron found the Ku Klux Klan, battling Elsie's congressman father (Ralph Lewis) and his African-American protégé, Silas Lynch (George Siegmann).

Tuesday, March 3, 2020


Hello all,

I wanted to share a few updates with you all. This blog page is officially the Department of Afro American Research, Arts and Culture Archive (DAARAC Archive).

Our organizational website is now open and we are accepting donations for our mission
NGO stands for Non-Governmental Organization. This title legitimizes our status as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit private foundation. We will continue to operate this blog page the same way we have been doing for several years now.

Thanks for your understanding during this transition.

-Dr. James Spinks
President of DAARAC