Was Moses Black? ‘Urban Daily’ Proposes Black Actors for Spielberg Biblical Epic

ReBecca (great name!) Theodore-Vachon over at The Urban Daily raises an excellent question: Why do we picture Moses as this:


Instead of this?

"Moses Parting the Red Sea" by Aaron and Allen Hicks. http://www.itsablackthang.com/Allen-Aaron-Hicks-artwork.htm

After all, Moses came out of Egypt. He is also a huge symbol of hope for African-Americans. Theodore-Vachon proposes five black actors for the iconic role in Steven Spielberg’s proposed Biblical epic.

I have to admit, Denzel would be fabulous. What do you think?