Inside Her Story: The Movement Of #NoConfederate

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April Reign an activist has started a virtual effort to stop the production of a new show called Confederate by HBO. The hashtag #HBONoconfederate has traveled around social media.

The premise of this show is to see what it would look like if the Confederate Army won the war and slavery wasn’t abolished. The show will be created by the producers of Game Of Thrones.

Reign says that her and her group, “don’t think this show should ever see the light of day. We are asking everyone across social media to use the hashtag #noconfederate.” The movement is a show of power to HBO that there are thousands of people around the world who don’t believe this show should happen.

HBO has responded to the online movement by asking, “everyone to wait and see. Wait and see is what they told us about the Trump Administration and look at where we are now.” says Reign.

“We still haven’t  been made right. We haven’t  gotten our reparations. Do we really need another show to show what black people have been and are going through every day?” says Reign.

The writers and producers of Game Of Thrones have a serious lack of characters of color on the show and behind the camera. Reign exclaimed, “why should we have any confidence that they’ll do a good job with this show?”

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3 thoughts on “Inside Her Story: The Movement Of #NoConfederate

  1. Joe Gonzales on said:

    Our ancestors went through much worse.
    We need to see these types of films to remind us of our past, and help us understand our present where our young men are shot and killed like animals by police. It helps understand how confederacy is part of the reason we have more than 1 million Blacks in jail . 70 prevent or 700,000 Jailed for no reason.

  2. Nadine Kinard on said:

    If they do it A whole lot of things would be missing. Like you said this morning this was definitely a weed idea and they needed to think something like this thoroughly. First of all a lot of things that we have now we wouldn’t have had if the Confederacy would have one think about it all the black inventors played a major key part and up building this country. If any black would have come up with something, they would either stolen it and not did it right or it wouldn’t be allowed meaning we probably would have still been in horse and Buggies or Ford cars the model T. The internet would not exist. Cell phones with not exist and talk about people’s hair in that time. Think about it. They will reject all of our inventors such as George Washington Carver, Madam CJ Walker, Benjamin Banneker, Garrett A. Morrison and Etc. They would still be running into each other there because they wouldn’t be any traffic lights. They would not treat our people right. And yes we would be slaves so they would still be men walking around with the little-powdered wigs and 2017. And not just the USA but the whole world the USA play a major factor in building up the world today. Look at China they only came over here to copy what we did and then they took back what they learned from us and made it better. So if they are going to do a movie a lot of things should be left out because they wouldn’t allow blacks to play any major part. And I didn’t mention the impact that we would have on the entertainment world and the influence that we have had up to this day think about it. It wouldn’t be allowed the whole country would still be listening to country and classical music.
    By the way I almost forgot just like I made the China statement remember the movie hidden figures we wouldn’t even be in space at all because you know they would not allow black people to go to school. Read this story and you will get my point. A World Without Black People!
    This is a story of a little boy name Theo, who woke up one morning and asked his mother, “Mom, what if there were no Black people in the world?” Well, his mother thought about that for a moment, and then said, “Son, follow me around today and let’s just see what it would be like if there were no Black people in the world.” Mom said, “Now go get dressed, and we will get started.”
    Theo ran to his room to put on his clothes and shoes. His mother took one look at him and said, “Theo, where are your shoes? And those clothes are all wrinkled, son. I must iron them.” However, when she reached for the ironing board, it was no longer there.

    You see Sarah Boone, a black woman, invented the ironing board, and Jan E. Matzelinger, a black man, invented the shoe lasting machine.

    “Oh well,” she said, “please go and do something to your hair.” Theo ran in his room to comb his hair, but the comb was not there. You see, Walter Sammons, a black man, invented the comb.

    Theo decided to just brush his hair, but the brush was gone. You see Lydia O. Newman, a black female, invented the brush.

    Well, this was a sight: no shoes, wrinkled clothes, hair a mess. Even Mom’s hair, without the hair care inventions of Madam C. Walker, well, you get the picture.

    Mom told Theo, “Let’s do our chores around the house and then take a trip to the grocery store.” Theo’s job was to sweep the floor. He swept and swept and swept. When he reached for the dustpan, it was not there. You see, Lloyd P. Ray, a black man, invented the dustpan.

    So he swept his pile of dirt over in the corner and left it there. He then decided to mop the floor, but the mop was gone. You see, Thomas W. Stewart, a black man, invented the mop. Theo yelled to his Mom, “Mom, I’m not having any luck.”

    “Well, son,” she said, “Let me finish washing these clothes, and we will prepare a list for the grocery store.” When the wash finished, she went to place the clothes in the dryer, but it was not there. You see, George T. Samon, a black man, invented the clothes dryer.

    Mom asked Theo to go get a pencil and some paper to prepare their list for the market. So, Theo ran for the paper and pencil but noticed the pencil lead was broken. Well, he was out of luck because John Love, a black man, invented the pencil sharpener.

    Mom reached for a pen, but it was not there because William Purvis, a black man, invented the fountain pen.

    As a matter of fact, Lee Burridge invented the typewriting machine and W. A. Lovette the advanced printing press. Theo and his mother decided just to head out to the market.

    Well, when Theo opened the door, he noticed the grass was as high as he was tall. You see, John Burr, a black man, invented the lawn mower. They made their way over to the car and found that it just wouldn’t go. You see, Richard Spikes, a black man, invented the automatic gearshift, and Joseph Gammel invented the supercharge system for internal combustion engines. They also noticed that the few cars that were moving were running into each other and having wrecks because there were no traffic signals. You see, Garrett A. Morgan, a black man invented the traffic light.

    Well, it was getting late, so they walked to the market, got their groceries, and returned home. Just when they were about to put away the milk, eggs, and butter, they noticed the refrigerator was gone. You see John Standard, a black man, invented the refrigerator. So, they just left the food on the counter.

    By this time, Theo noticed he was getting mighty cold. Mom went to turn up the heat, and what do you know? Alice Parker, a black female, invented the heating furnace. Even in the summertime, they would have been out of luck because Frederick Jones, a black man, invented the air conditioner.

    It was almost time for Theo’s father to arrive home. He usually takes the bus, but there was no bus, because its precursor was the electric trolley, invented by another black man, Elbert R. Robinson.

    He usually takes the elevator from his office on the 20th floor, but there was no elevator because Alexander Miles, a black man, invented the elevator.

    He also usually dropped off the office mail at a near by mailbox, but it was no longer there because Philip Downing, a black man, invented the letter drop mailbox, and William Barry invented the postmarking and canceling machine.

    Theo and his mother sat at the kitchen table with their heads in their hands. When the father arrived, he asked, “Why are you sitting in the dark?” Why? Because Lewis Howard Latimer, a black man, invented the filament within the light bulb.

    Theo quickly learned more about what it would be like if there were no black people in the world, especially if he were ever sick and needed blood. Dr. Charles Drew, a black scientist, found a way to preserve and store blood, which led to his starting the world’s first blood bank.

    Well, what if a family member had to have heart surgery? This would not have been possible without Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, a black doctor, who performed the first open-heart surgery.

    So, if you ever wonder, like Theo, where would we be without black people? Well, it’s pretty plain to see. We would still be in the DARK!

  3. African American Woman on said:

    Can’t we go one day without crying about something? No one even knows what the show will look like. At least wait to see what it will look like and then cry if you want to.

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