Magical History Tour

Michael Harriot covers the history of Black artists in comedy:

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Gonna crosspost in the BLM thread…

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A hidden history turned into an opera called “Omar,” about the life of Omar Ibn Said:

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A short interview, but some useful bits:

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In Newly Found Audio, A Forgotten Civil Rights Leader Says Coming Out ‘Was An Absolute Necessity’

He was an adviser to Martin Luther King Jr. and the organizer behind the 1963 March on Washington.

Still, Bayard Rustin’s legacy as a leading figure in the civil rights movement is little known today, even among many history buffs and within the LGBTQ community. His homosexuality cost him that visibility and was considered by some as a hindrance to the movement’s success.

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TIL that 227 was a play before it became a TV show.

It’s set in Bronzeville, at the time Chicago’s equivalent to Harlem, depicting the community where Houston grew up in the 1950’s. This community disappeared for 50 years: the entire neighborhood was dismantled and public housing towers were erected instead. People even stopped calling the area “Bronzeville” because it wasn’t anymore. Fortunately, the neighborhood has been back now for about 10-15 years and is doing well again.

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An informative exhibit focusing on the history of Black cinema:

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“Owl icecream?”

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I’m sure it’s a typo for bOWL of Icecream

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I watched the show when it was on. I did not know that either…

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