Historical Reenactment

Historical Reenactment

This dude, who’s role-playing as a Kushite archer in one of those historical reenactment societies, is ready for his Coke fix on break.

In case you didn’t know, historical reenactment societies are those wherein members dress up in historical costumes and reenact certain moments of history, particularly battles. You have a lot of them for periods of European or American history such as ancient Rome, the Middle Ages, or the American Revolution. But as far as I know, you don’t have so many for African history (the only exception I can think of is the “Pharaonic Village” in Egypt, which is a tourist attraction analogous to our Colonial Williamsburg).

In my opinion, an African or Afro-Diasporan variation of the historical reenactment society would add some much-needed diversity to the movement.

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