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Quick thoughts on Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes is a story that must be told because it CAN be told.

For some folks, it may be to painful to watch and some say, ” I am tried of seeing slaves movies.”

Well sorry, these so-called “slave movies” are really stories of extraordinary Black Americans, African and others of the African Diaspora who persevered under the horrors of enslavement and simply didn’t have the medium to be broadcast or seen by the mass population.

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Lawrence Hill’s Book of Negroes.

So for those who find it to painful to watch a movie from the comforts of your home or movie theater, take a step back and THINK OF THE REAL PAIN OUR ANCESTORS, DEPICTED IN THESE MOVIES, REALLY EXPERIENCED.

Bravo Tamara Gregory and to the rest of the folks who produced this movie and the author of the original book, US title ‘Someone knows my name.’ Lawrence Hill. May the spirit of Aminata Diallo live on.


About artikleblak

Artikleblak is a panoramic color-consciousness of digital media connecting the African Diaspora throughout the world. This world is a massive environment and our images and stories and concerns are spread to sparingly throughout the planet and digital terra. People of color comprise 4/5th of the world's population. Yet we have to Google search and channel surf and scour the event calendars to find ourselves, whether it be a person, place or thing. We should nevermore let oceans, languages, religions, cultures or man-made boundaries partition us. Our humanity is to powerful to remain fragmented, lets make it ONE again. Sincere thanks, Artikleblak


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