In the 1730s, a seven-year-old English girl washed up on the shores of West Africa and was adopted by her rescuers. She became the wife of a Prince and started a dynasty that extends into many of today's Xhosa royal families. Due to her recessive gene, now and then a child is born in the area with bright blue eyes. The article that goes along with this photo is also quite interesting

In the 1730s, a seven-year-old English girl washed up on the shores of West Africa and was adopted by her rescuers. She became the wife of a Prince and started a dynasty that extends into many of today's Xhosa royal families. Due to her recessive gene, now and then a child is born in the area with bright blue eyes. The article that goes along with this photo is also quite interesting

Africa | Wodaabe man participating in the Yaake dance, during the Gerewol Festival. Niger | ©Angela Fisher Carol Beckwith

Africa | Wodaabe man participating in the Yaake dance, during the Gerewol Festival. Niger | ©Angela Fisher Carol Beckwith

Anthony Bowen purchased his own freedom from slavery in Maryland and founded the first YMCA chapter for African Americans in 1853. Bowen was an abolitionist and advised President Lincoln to enlist African American troops to fight in the civil war. He was also the first African American to work in the US Patent Office.

Anthony Bowen purchased his own freedom from slavery in Maryland and founded the first YMCA chapter for African Americans in 1853. Bowen was an abolitionist and advised President Lincoln to enlist African American troops to fight in the civil war. He was also the first African American to work in the US Patent Office.

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She Slayed That! - Venus Williams Debut's A Totally Cute Natural Hair Updo

She Slayed That! - Venus Williams Debut's A Totally Cute Natural Hair Updo Read the article here - http://www.blackhairinformation.com/general-articles/celebrities/she-slayed-that-venus-williams-debuts-a-totally-cute-natural-hair-updo/

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