The verified Instagram account of Black Lives Matter shared a video montage of a woman twerking at various sites in Washington, D.C, as part of its Martin Luther King Day messaging campaign Monday.
While wearing stars and stripes-themed s.horts, the featured model twerks at several D.C. landmarks, including the Lincoln Memorial, National Mall, Washington Monument, and the World World II Memorial
Black Lives Matter described the music video as part of a “decolonization of oversexualizing Black women’s bodies” in its attached message:
Twerk on Washington is a declaration of freedom and healing. Advocating for the decolonization of oversexualizing Black women’s bodies to reclaim an ancient sacred dances of liberation and wellness. Sampling the “I Have a Dream” by the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The shame of traditional African practices is not ours. Trauma is kept in the body, shake it off.