Lillian Gish was one of the most important actors in movie history.
She was there at the beginning of moving pictures working with D.W. Griffith, inventing the grammar of film, perfecting the new style of acting for the motion picture camera. She was Hollywood’s first great actress. Her film career lasted for 75 years from 1912 to her last film The Whales of August on 1987. She passed away in 1993 at the age of 99.
Gish left her money and her papers to Ohio’s Bowling Green State University. She was never married and had no children. The university’s theater was named in her honor.
Now, her name has been removed from the theater.
Because over 100 years ago she starred in Griffith’s Civil War epic, Birth of a Nation.
And the film is, wait for it, racist.
Well, the film is racist. At the time black protestors picketed in protest. Of course, President Wilson (D.) the progressive hero, was so impressed and supportive that he screened the film in The White House and gave it a rave review.
There is no evidence—none, zero—that Gish herself was racist.
She was just a young actress working to put food on her table.
Nevertheless, because Gish appears in the film, her name must be erased—Stalin style.
I fully expect these post-modern Kommissars to ban Gone With the Wind, along with hundreds, no thousands, of Hollywood films in the coming years.
Thus, Bowling Green State University does not teach. It indoctrinates.