Excerpt from the fictional film "Birth of a Nation". A pro-Southern dramatization by actors on the effect of the Civil War and the Reconstruction. Men gather in Masters Hall in the State House of Representatives in South Carolina. Majority of negroes sit in the hall. A negro speaker speaks in the hall in front of everyone. Another negro man eats on the table. They talk amongst themselves. A man drinks. One of them puts his shoes on the table. A man puts his legs on the table. They misbehave. Speaker asks everyone to wear shoes. White visitors seen in the gallery. An intermarriage bill passed in the meeting. People talk. Negro people cheer.
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