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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.

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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

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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

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Tia & Tamara Mowry as Fred & George Weasley

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Jurnee Smollett as Ginny Weasley

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Tone Bell as James Potter

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Teyonah Parris as Lilly Potter

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Robert Ri Chard as Draco Malfoy

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Terrence Howard as Lucius Malfoy

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Vanessa Williams as Narcissa Malfoy

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Lawrence Fishburne as Dumbledore

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Michael Ealy as Snape

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Angela Bassett as Minerva McGonagall

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Omar Benson Miller as Rubeus Hagrid

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Tracee Ellis Ross as Sybill Trelawney

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Mike Colter as Firenze

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Loretta Devine as Professor Sprout

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Chiwetel Ejiofor as Sirius Black

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Damion Poitier as Remus Lupin

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Danielle Brooks as Nymphadora Tonks

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Lance Reddick as Voldemort

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Lisa Bonet as Bellatrix Lestrange

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Gary Anthony Williams as Peter Pettigrew

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Gary Anthony Williams as Uncle Ruckus as Mad Eye Moody

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Lisa Bonet as Bellatrix Lestrange

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Wendy Williams as Rita Skeeter

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Rachel Dolezal as Dolores Umbridge

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