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The Symbol of the Unconquered: A Story of the Ku Klux Klan
The Symbol of the Unconquered: A Story of the Ku Klux Klan • 59m
Directed by Oscar Micheaux • 1920 • United States
Starring Iris Hall, Walker Thompson, Lawrence Chenault
THE SYMBOL OF THE UNCONQUERED is a response, of sorts, to D. W. Griffith’s THE BIRTH OF A NATION. In Oscar Micheaux’s rendition, the Klan (here renamed the Knights of the Black Cross) is depicted as a gang of common thieves using violence and intimidation to steal a prospector’s valuable property.