Don’t you love finding new tumblrs to follow
TUMBLRS like this are so refreshing and uplifting. Medieval POC goes to the root of “the Africa they never show you”, “the AFRICANS they never show you”, “the DESCENDANTS of Africans they never show you”, and how most historians and curators (embarrassingly) refuse to acknowledge the influence and presence of blacks in Europe over the centuries .
Part of their mission statement:
My purpose in creating this blog is to address common misconceptions that People of Color did not exist in Europe before the Enlightenment, and to emphasize the cognitive dissonance in the way this is reflected in media produced today.
The ubiquity in modern media to display a fictitiously all-white Europe is often thoughtlessly and inaccurately justified by claims of “historical accuracy”; this blog is here to emphasize the modern racism that retroactively erases gigantic swaths of truth and beauty.
i haven’t fangirl’d this much since I spent the day in the Met’s African art section…
feel free to leave links to similar tumblrs, blogs, and books that focus on this topic :)