Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Screen Shot 2014-09-15 at 4.01.57 PMHere’s a fun little tidbit for the day. Did you know that film maker D. W. Griffith once offered $10,000 to anyone who could demonstrate that any part of his film The Birth of a Nation was untrue? Well…he did. He was quite incensed by protests from the NAACP and others claiming that his work misrepresented black people. From Griffith’s perspective, his film was authentic history down to the detail, and thus he challenged anyone to prove historical inaccuracies. As far as I know…no one took him up on the offer. If his estate still exists, I wonder if the challenge stands…

With compliments,

Keith

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