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Earlier this week, the Harry Potter fan community met Noma Dumezweni, the black actress slated to play Hermione Granger in the upcoming stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Seeing Granger, one of the series' most skilled and powerful witches, depicted as a black woman caused a wave of excitement that took over Black Twitter and conjured the #BlackHarryPotter hashtag.


Much like the #NigeriansAtHogwarts tag, the premise behind #BlackHarryPotter was a simple, but important one: What if Harry Potter were written from the perspective of and subsequently filmed with black actors?

Daniel Kaluuya as Harry Potter

Frazer Harrison

Jasmin Savoy Brown as Hermione Granger

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Tyler James Williams as Ron Weasley

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Jovan Adepo as Neville Longbottom

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Amandla Stenberg as Luna Lovegood

Michael Buckner

Tia & Tamara Mowry as Fred & George Weasley

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Jurnee Smollett as Ginny Weasley

Jason Merritt

Tone Bell as James Potter

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Teyonah Parris as Lilly Potter

Jason Merritt

Robert Ri Chard as Draco Malfoy

Jason Kempin

Terrence Howard as Lucius Malfoy

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Vanessa Williams as Narcissa Malfoy

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Lawrence Fishburne as Dumbledore

Paul Morigi

Michael Ealy as Snape

Jason Kempin

Angela Bassett as Minerva McGonagall

Kevork Djansezian

Omar Benson Miller as Rubeus Hagrid

David Becker

Tracee Ellis Ross as Sybill Trelawney

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Mike Colter as Firenze

Andrew H. Walker

Loretta Devine as Professor Sprout

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Chiwetel Ejiofor as Sirius Black

Tristan Fewings

Damion Poitier as Remus Lupin

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Danielle Brooks as Nymphadora Tonks

Mark Sagliocco

Lance Reddick as Voldemort

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Lisa Bonet as Bellatrix Lestrange

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Gary Anthony Williams as Peter Pettigrew

Charley Gallay

Gary Anthony Williams as Uncle Ruckus as Mad Eye Moody

Alberto E. Rodriguez

Lisa Bonet as Bellatrix Lestrange

Wendy Williams as Rita Skeeter

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Rachel Dolezal as Dolores Umbridge