Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail 4.9K If You Like This Article Kindly Give Us A Share! Following the Montgomery Riverfront Uprising, the folding chair has emerged as an emblematic representation of resistance against acts of White violence. The incident unfolded when Damien Pickett, a Black co-captain, requested a group of White individuals to relocate their pontoon, allowing space for the Harriott II Riverboat to dock. Rather than complying with the simple appeal, they responded with aggression, assaulting Pickett. In a show of solidarity, Black men and some women intervened, repelling the attackers and coming to Pickett’s rescue. Among these courageous figures, one Black man stood out, utilizing a white folding chair as an unexpected defensive tool. Referred to as the “folding-chair-man,” 42-year-old Reggie Gray has earned heroic stature within the Black community, symbolizing resilience and defiance. Yo this is wild 😭 A group of white men attacked a black security guard after the security asked them to move their pontoon boat so the big Harriot can dock. They refused to & attacked the security guard. A group of black men seen & went defend him by beating the white men 💯🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/Qzo3U3Kq1r — Shannonnn sharpes Burner (PARODY Account) (@shannonsharpeee) August 6, 2023 Yet, the folding chair itself has garnered even greater attention, evolving into a prominent cultural symbol on social media platforms since the incident on August 5, 2023. This momentum prompted swift commercial response, with various businesses developing products to capture the prevailing sentiment. Folding Chair Earrings, Montgomery Brawl, Dangle Earrings, Laser Cut From TheTQueen via Etsy More Articles You Would Love VIDEO: Meet The Ghanaian Artist Amoako Boafo Who Inspired & Collaborated With DIOR For Their Latest Collection Tolulope Balogun Wins Celebrity Attended Kinabuti/Pulseng Dare2Dream Model Search Ranging from everyday apparel like t-shirts and hoodies to the bold statement of a Black model strutting down the runway with a folding chair at Copenhagen Fashion Week, this unassuming object has metamorphosed into a potent fashion statement. Accessories such as phone cases, earrings, key chains, and household items like mugs further allude to the enduring impact of The Montgomery Uprising. A single folding chair, once a mundane item, has indelibly etched itself into Black American history as an enduring emblem of resistance. Yall, the chair made it to Copenhagen Fashion Week 🤣🪑 #montgomerybrawl #chair pic.twitter.com/QEnv3uPyUx — Lay’ 🇸🇴 (@laylamuntas) August 10, 2023 Undoubtedly, any symbol of Black empowerment, including “the chair,” may provoke unease among certain segments of White society. However, such apprehension is irrational. The right of Black individuals to protect themselves from physical harm is unequivocal, and if a folding chair becomes the chosen means of defense, so be it. The chair embodies the essence of Black resistance and stands as a reminder that resorting to violence is not its message. Instead, it signifies the determination to stand against injustice. While conventional weapons like firearms and knives typically come to mind, recent events have highlighted the potency of everyday objects, reinforcing the Black community’s enduring strength and resourcefulness. Read More Like This On Outside Africa Racism In Fashion UPCOMING TOP EVENTS! VIEW ALL EVENTSAFRICAS BIGGEST FASHION WEEK IS HERE!Click Here To Submit stories Email: [email protected] or HashTag #FashionGHANA Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail FashionGHANA Admin FashionGHANA.com is a Fashion PR Company, Events planning & management team as well as Africa's leading Fashion Media House. Get Intouch with us and let's see how we can help you grow. info@FashionGHANAcom More For You “Looks Like A Transgender” Africans Are Confused Over Brooke-Bruk Jackson’s Gender, The New... New Turtles Movie Subliminally Teaches Us To Beg White People For Acceptance VIDEO: “Why Would You Wanna Marry That?” African Americans React To ‘Twerking For... VIDEO: Beautiful Guinean Graduate Who Snatched The Mic From “Racist” Compere Explains What... Egypt Bans Dutch Museum Archaeologist From Sites For Showcasing African Involvement In Ancient... VIDEO: Black American Dexter Caffey Traces His Ancestry To Egyptian Pharoah Ramses III... VIDEO: Nigerian Retailer & Organizer Of ‘Ghana Wig Fair’ Chased Out Of Ghana... Levi’s Announced They Would Use A.I. Models For Diversity; Rather Than Hiring Them You Would Be Mad To Believe Queen Charlotte Bridgeton Could Have Been A... Americans React Fiercely After Nike ‘Cancels Women’ & Uses Transgender Man To Model... Leave a Comment Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.