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No, Anne Boleyn Was Not Black.

If whitewashing is okay, so is black Anne Boleyn, but I wish they’d ordered her necklace off Amazon

Left: Jodie Turner Smith as Anne Boleyn, photo from The Mirror // Right: Anne Boleyn Official Portrait from Wikipedia

Whitewashing has always been a thing in Hollywood. If you didn’t know, it means “to alter in a way that favors, features, or caters to white people: such as … casting a white performer in a role based on a nonwhite person or fictional character

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If history was a Hollywood movie, the editing room floor would be littered with the stories of women clipped to make room for men’s stories. We are here to tell those stories.

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