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. In this segment, Elsie goes to Lynch to help as her father is unable to return. She sits in a room. Negro soldiers stand on the door. She talks to a negro soldier. The soldier talks to other people in the house. The mulatto Lynch stands at the door. He comes to Elsie. They talk amongst themselves. Lynch proposes that marry him. She rejects his proposal. He argues with her. He tries to convince her. He tells her that she will be the queen of the Black's empire. She tries to run out of the room. The room is locked. He tries to scare her. People listen the whole thing outside the room. Drunk Lynch orders a man to start preparations for a forced marriage. She again tries to get out of the room. A man arrives at the house. Lynch talks to him. He tells him that he wants to marry a white woman. They both discuss. He again tells him that the woman is his daughter. A soldier stands behind the man. Elsie again tries to run but another woman holds her. She is made to sit on the chair. Man tries to escape with his daughter but he fails. They both are seated on the chairs.
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