Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies, photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862 Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies was a child born into a royal West African dynasty. She was orphaned in when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. She was around five yea
“ Queen Ranavalona III of Madagascar, ca. Ranavalona III (November 1861 – May was the last sovereign of the Kingdom of Madagascar. She ruled from July to February in a reign marked by ongoing and ultimately.
Emily Perez, was the first female African American Cadet Command Sergeant Major in the history of the U. Military Academy at West Point. She was deployed to Iraq in December as a Medical Service Corps officer and killed when a makeshift bomb exploded ne
Nancy Green a former slave, was employed in 1893 to promote the Aunt Jemima brand by demonstrating the pancake mix at expositions and fairs. She was a popular attraction because of her friendly personality, great story-telling, and warmth.
"Rhineland Bastards", derogatory term for the mixed raced children born after WWI of German mothers and African soldiers occupying Germany. In Nazis began forced sterilization of some 400 mixed raced African-German children residing in the Rhineland.
Sara Forbes Bonetta was captured aged five by slave raiders in west Africa, rescued by Captain Frederick E Forbes, then presented as a ‘gift’ to Queen Victoria. Photograph: Courtesy of Paul Frecker collection/The Library of Nineteenth-Century Photography.
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