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'Birth of a Nation' posters removed from film school walls after student protest

Screenshot of Dodge College of Film and Media Arts webpage. The image shows the
Screenshot of Dodge College of Film and Media Arts webpage. The image shows the "Birth of a Nation" poster that was taken down after a faculty vote on April 22, 2019.

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Two vintage posters commemorating the controversial 1915 film "Birth of a Nation" have been removed from the walls of Chapman University's film school. Students of color had long complained that the posters made them uncomfortable because of the film's racist content.