The Ku Klux Klan was dead. The first Hollywood blockbuster revived it.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2017/07/08/the-ku-klux-klan-had-been-destroyed-then-the-first-hollywood-blockbuster-revived-it/

‘The Birth of a Nation’ — a 1915 cinematic masterpiece — became a propaganda tool for the group.

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