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Klansmen surround freedman Gus (played by white actor Walter Long in blackface) in a scene"The Birth of a Nation."

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Title
Klansmen surround freedman Gus (played by white actor Walter Long in blackface) in a scene"The Birth of a Nation."
Collection

The Birth of a Nation Motion Picture Stills Collection

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1915
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Motion Pictures, box 2
Topics
Long, Walter, 1879-1952
Ku Klux Klan (19th cent.)
African Americans in motion pictures
Racism in motion pictures
Ethnic stereotypes
Genres
Film stills
Photographs
Physical Description
Gelatin silver prints
Extent: 21 x 26 cm ; black and white
Description
Group of Klansmen surround freedman Gus (played by white actor Walter Long in blackface) in a scene from director D. W. Griffith's 1915 motion picture "The Birth of a Nation."
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPG089000054-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11545071
Photo Order: 50556
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ed3661e0-a6db-0130-dee3-58d385a7bbd0
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1915: Created
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Klansmen surround freedman Gus (played by white actor Walter Long in blackface) in a scene"The Birth of a Nation."" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1915. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/e10063b0-ab85-0130-0a36-58d385a7bbd0

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Klansmen surround freedman Gus (played by white actor Walter Long in blackface) in a scene"The Birth of a Nation."" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 26, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/e10063b0-ab85-0130-0a36-58d385a7bbd0

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. (1915). Klansmen surround freedman Gus (played by white actor Walter Long in blackface) in a scene"The Birth of a Nation." Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/e10063b0-ab85-0130-0a36-58d385a7bbd0

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Klansmen surround freedman Gus (played by white actor Walter Long in blackface) in a scene"The Birth of a Nation."