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Why is Netflix pretending that Cleopatra was black?

18 April 2023

9:49 PM

18 April 2023

9:49 PM

‘I remember my grandmother saying to me: I don’t care what they tell you in school, Cleopatra was black.’ So asserts a trailer for a new Netflix ‘docuseries’ looking at the lives of powerful women in history. Alas for the speaker, an American of African descent, her grandmother’s idea of historical truth was highly subjective.

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