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Updated: More than 50 actors, artists ask for Gish name to be restored at BGSU

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Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 2:23 pm

More than 50 artists, writers and film scholars are supporting the immediate restoration of the names of the Gish sisters, Dorothy and Lillian, to the film theater that was established more than 40 years ago at Bowling Green State University.

“This controversy detracts from the great legacy Gish left us in her extensive and varied career,” the statement said. “For a university to dishonor her by singling out just one film, however offensive it is, is unfortunate and unjust. Doing so makes her a scapegoat in a broader political debate. A university should be a bastion of free speech. This is a supreme ‘teachable moment’ if it can be handled with a more nuanced sense of history.”

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