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 1848, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. She was around five years old. In 1850, Sarah was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a “gift” from the King of Dahomey. She became the queen’s goddaughter and a celebrity known for her extraordinary intelligence.  She spent her life between the…

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 1848, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. She was around five years old. In 1850, Sarah was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a “gift” from the King of Dahomey. She became the queen’s goddaughter and a celebrity known for her extraordinary intelligence. She spent her life between the…

Women of Fauberg Treme, New Orleans and their dog. Faubourg Tremé is the oldest black neighborhood in America, and the origin of the southern civil rights movement and the birthplace of

Women of Fauberg Treme, New Orleans and their dog. Faubourg Tremé is the oldest black neighborhood in America, and the origin of the southern civil rights movement and the birthplace of

www.sarahjanestudios.com - Stumbled across the amazing story of Irena Sendler, a german woman who smuggled more than 2,500 jewish children during WWII.  Will definately have to read some of the books surrounding this beautiful woman.

www.sarahjanestudios.com - Stumbled across the amazing story of Irena Sendler, a german woman who smuggled more than 2,500 jewish children during WWII. Will definately have to read some of the books surrounding this beautiful woman.

A portrait of  Miss Sarah Forbes Bonetta, the "African Princess". A carte-de-visite portrait taken at Merrick & Co.'s photographic studio at 33 Western Road, Brighton, before her marriage to James Labulo Davies in 1862.

A portrait of Miss Sarah Forbes Bonetta, the "African Princess". A carte-de-visite portrait taken at Merrick & Co.'s photographic studio at 33 Western Road, Brighton, before her marriage to James Labulo Davies in 1862.

West Point Academy's first African American graduate - plus a whole lot more revealed in the book -  Henry Flipper

West Point Academy's first African American graduate - plus a whole lot more revealed in the book - Henry Flipper

faith-in-humanity-restored. I actually wept when I read this.

This man deserves to be remembered…

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