Drunk History: Lisa Bonet Plays Ex-Slave Mary Ellen Pleasant Who Passed White, Got Rich, Became Abolitionist [Video]

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Lisa Bonet Plays Mary Ellen Pleasant On ‘Drunk History’

Here’s a piece of Black history brought to you by one of the most beloved Black actresses in history.

In a new episode of Drunk History, Lisa Bonet plays a dynamic and inspiring woman named Mary Ellen Pleasant who was nothin’ nice when it came to her coin.

Pleasant was a former slave, a very light-skinned one, who amassed significant wealth (she was RICH, rich) then used her fortune to fight on behalf of her people’s freedom as an abolitionist.

Crazy, right?

Press play on the video below to get a lil’ knowledge.

That’s DOPE. Had you ever heard of Mary Ellen Pleasant before?

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