#CivilRightsHistory Is The Funniest Class You'll Ever Take

#CivilRightsHistory Is The Funniest Class You'll Ever Take

#CivilRightsHistory takes old black and white photos from the Civil Rights era and adds captions with modern-day slang and the result is another hashtag hit for Black Twitter.

Published December 14th

You have never heard history told like this. Martin Luther King Jr. wanted to get "lit"? Malcolm X gave speeches shouting out his oppressors for wanting to "pop off"?

Well let your cousins on Twitter tell it, all of the above are true if you take a scroll down the hashtag #CivilRightsTwitter. Users are taking black and white photos from the Civil Rights Era and captioning them using Black vernacular and more current slang. The result is a hilarious comedic relief. Take a look at some of the best tweets below.

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(Photos from Left: William H. Alden/Evening Standard/Getty Images, Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Written by Natelege Whaley

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