Open Thread | Lizzo Playing James Madison’s Flute

I saw this tweet earlier this week.

The nerd and bookworm in me thought it was so cool, and I was like,

” I hope Lizzo sees this.”

Well, Lizzo did!

And, this happened :)

A history lesson:

A music lesson:

Of course, the right-wing freaked out. Mad that a Black woman who was trained on the flute got the opportunity to play it. And, doubly mad that the Black Librarian of Congress made the offer to her.

They can stay mad.

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9 Responses to Open Thread | Lizzo Playing James Madison’s Flute

  1. rikyrah says:

    More background of Lizzo at the LOC

  2. rikyrah says:

    Another history lesson about Lizzo and the flute

  3. rikyrah says:

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  6. rikyrah says:

    Steve Kantrowitz (@skantrow) tweeted at 2:42 PM on Thu, Sep 29, 2022:
    The rightwing freakout about Lizzo playing Madison’s flute is particularly instructive if you consider that they would also have freaked out had she instead 1) refused to play it or 2) smashed it.

    The lesson is that she *is not allowed to have a relationship to that flute.*

  7. rikyrah says:

    Peoria Bummer (@PeoriaBummer) tweeted at 7:26 AM on Fri, Sep 30, 2022:
    That they keep talking about “our heritage” as if it’s not just as much Lizzo’s heritage, is similarly instructive. Black people are not authentically American in their eyes.

  8. rikyrah says:

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  9. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone😊😊😊

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