“Ludwig van Beethoven was of African descent, and the truth of his ethnic origins was covered up through a mixture of white powder worn on his face when out in public, the use of body doubles for portraits, and “euro-centric” historians, hiding the truth of his genetic heritage.“ - src
I’m mad that we aren’t taught this
Again, PLEASE fact check. This is bunk.
The man pictured is indeed a Black composer, but he’s not Beethoven! He’s
Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges
The Chevalier was a renowned Renaissance man of his era; a skilled soldier, revolutionary, composer, piano tutor (to Marie Antoinette!) , writer, actor, and singer.
Please do not erase him from history for the sake of an appealing lie.
pfft, so you’re telling me this was a bunch of bologne?
And Tumblr continuesto be completely embarrassing
It’s like we have a generation compulsive pathological Liars.
Not only that but like the person above said they completely erased the identity of a legitimate black classical composer, and it’s fucking awesome to know that those existed. You had an opportunity for legitimate representation and you decided to turn it into a ridiculous lie instead.
found @ 22 likes ON 2018-09-23 22:00:21 BY ME.ME