Reflections on the Legacy of Birth of a Nation


February 11, 2015 – On the 100th anniversary of the release of the film, Professor Allyson Nadia Field reflects on the legacy of Birth of a Nation. Field is an assistant professor of cinema and media studies, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, a professor of African American studies, and a Bunche Center Affiliated faculty member. Professor Field also serves as co-PI on the content analysis portion of the Bunche Center’s 2015 Hollywood Diversity Report.

Her book, “Uplift Cinema: The Emergence of African American Film and the Possibility of Black Modernity,” will be published by Uplift Cinema bookDuke University Press in June 2015. To read the full article in the UCLA Newsroom, Click Here.

For background information about the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, Click Here. For previous posts about the Center’s Hollywood Advancement Project, Click Here.

The Bunche Center’s 2015 Hollywood Diversity Report will be released 2/25/15.  For more information, Click Here.