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Africa | Complete Egungun costume from the Egun society, from the Yoruba people Nigeria | ca. 1970
Africa | Egungun costume from the Egun society, from the Yoruba people Benin/Nigeria | ca. 1980
Africa | Belly Mask from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | ca. 1970s | Such masks are used to entertain the audience during the Gelede annual fesivals. The exaggerate breasts reflect the idea of fertility promoted during the Gelede festivals.
Proud Black Man Daughter Girls 1800s
Gabriel Prosser was a literate enslaved blacksmith who planned a large slave rebellion in the Richmond area in summer of 1800. Information regarding the revolt was leaked prior to its execution, and he and twenty-five followers were taken captive and hanged in punishment. In reaction, Virginia and other state legislatures passed restrictions on free blacks, as well as prohibiting the education, assembly, and hiring out of slaves, to restrict their chances to learn and to plan similar rebellions