Proud to be black: Tweeps react to the heartbreaking sculpture of black slaves

Proud to be black: Tweeps react to the heartbreaking sculpture of black slaves

Social media users reacted to a tweep's 'powerful' post about the sculpture of slaves in Alabama, United States.

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A man, who goes under the Twitter handle @ILoveBeinBlack, posted a touching video of people looking at the lynching memorial in Alabama.

"All I can say is this is so Powerful ‼️I have to go see this. I just got emotional while watching it.", he captioned the post.
@ILoveBeinBlack added another post, where he said he is proud of being black, "no matter what we are strong and very powerful. I love all my black sisters and brothers."

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His posts received a lot of attention, with almost 50 000 likes and 26 643 retweets, it also generated strong emotions on Black Twitter.

"Take the time to actually soak up the facts that these folks actually had our people in chains. imagine having your freedom snatched and beaten for the hell of it. Yeah we came a long way but we still got ways to go #LoveMyPeople #BeGreat #SuccessEqualsRevenge", one tweep commented.

Briefly.co.za learned the sculpture of slavery forms part of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, which had been unveiled on 26 April.

According to vox.com, the creators of the sculpture drew inspiration from the Apartheid Museum in South Africa and the Holocaust Memorial in Germany.

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