Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A Black girl at King Arthur's Court

A lot of people love Keisha Knight Pulliam from The Cosby show and Polly, a musical remake of Pollyanna. My favorite thing Keisha has done so far is A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Based on the book by Mark Twain.

10 year old Karen is forced to tag along with her older sister to a horse ranch after school. She disobeys her sister to get on a horse. Karen falls off and bumps her head. Finds herself magically transported to King Arthur's time.

She is befriended by Clarence.

She is knighted by King Arthur as Sir Boss.

Karen has a friendship with Lancelot.

And becomes a favorite of Gwenivere and her ladies in waiting.

Helps King Arthur realize his kingdom is in trouble. Karen inspires The Knights of the Round Table.

It is cute fun especially if you have kids. It is great to see a black girl doing something different on screen. Yes, all that black girl magic!

Whoopi Goldberg and Martin Lawrence both did film versions based A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Their movies are A Knight in Camelot and Black Knight. Personally, I love Keisha's version. If you are interested, here it is. It is perfect for kids or your inner child.


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