Matt Brown Tackles the Montgomery, Alabama Riverfront Brawl

Aug 15, 2023 · 1985 views

Swing low, sweet folding chair. Matt Brown (center) with Fausto Fernós and Marc Felion. Photo: Fausto Fernós. Memes: A post by @TheStevenDwayne featuring a mural of Harriet Tubman bestowing a (superimposed) folding chair upon passersby; Right: A post by @JGrimmJr1 featuring a stone caving of Martin Luther King Jr. with his arms crossed, (superimposed) chair in hand.

In case you were wondering what all these folding chair memes are about, a video of an outrageous fight between Black riverboat staff and white boat owners has exploded on the internet.

While most folks don’t condone fighting, in a country with a history of violence towards Black people, it’s hard not to delight in the righteous anger expressed by those who were wronged, especially when it involves the unlikely weapon of choice – a folding chair.

Today comedian Matt Brown, joins us to take a look at the memes inspired by the Montgomery, Alabama Riverfront Brawl including a mural of Harriet Tubman offering you not just her hand to freedom but a folding chair to defend your way.


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