Lin-Manuel Miranda ‘incredibly proud’ of the impact ‘Hamilton’ is having on BLM movement

Lin-Manuel Miranda appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Tuesday. Miranda created the ethnically diverse Broadway hit Hamilton.

Miranda sees a correlation between his musical about the U.S. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, and the current call for policing and racial justice reform legislation.

“I'm incredibly proud when I see ‘This is not a moment, it's a movement’ and/or ‘history has its eyes on you’ at a Black Lives Matter protest,” said Miranda. Those popular lines from the musical have appeared on many protest signs throughout the country.

Miranda believes the musical is always going to be relatable to the sociopolitical climate, because it is part of the nation’s founding history.

“What's weird about the show is, because it brushes up against sort of the origins of our country, it just hits differently depending on where we are as a country,” said Miranda. “We're never done with the past. We're never done with the sins of the founders, we're never done with the flaws and the contradiction in the founding so it hits differently depending on where we are.”

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LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA: What's weird about the show is because it brushes up against sort of the origins of our country, like it just hits different depending on where we are as a country.

KYLIE MAR: The creator of "Hamilton the Musical," Lin-Manuel Miranda, appeared on the "Tonight Show" starring Jimmy Fallon Tuesday, where he discussed the impact his ethnically diverse Broadway hit is having on the Black Lives Matter movement.

LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA: I am incredibly proud when I see, this is not a moment, it's a movement, or history has its eyes on you. at a Black Lives Matter protest.

KYLIE MAR: The hit musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton is inspiring change during a time when many founding fathers have fallen out of favor. And Miranda believes that is always going to be the case, because there are always going to be flaws in the system.

LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA: We're never done with the past. We're never done with the sins of the founders. We're never done with the flaws and contradictions in the founding. And so it just like hits differently depending on where we are.

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