Movie Review: The Birth of a Nation

By Allegra Solomon, Contributor [Argent; 2016] Rating: 7/10 In order to understand the significance of Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation, you need to know the historical context of D.W. Griffith’s 1915 film of the same title. The silent film, based on the novel and play, The Clansman, is infamous for its use of blackface…