Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies (photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862) She was born into a royal West African dynasty, and was orphaned in 1848, when she was around five years old, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. 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.

Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies (photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862) She was born into a royal West African dynasty, and was orphaned in 1848, when she was around five years old, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. 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.

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.

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

This here, is a slave tied up and has a net over himself. He is getting treated like an animal and he looks like he can't take his pain anymore.

This here, is a slave tied up and has a net over himself. He is getting treated like an animal and he looks like he can't take his pain anymore.

A moving collection of iconic photographs from the last 100 years that demonstrate the heartbreak of loss, the tremendous power of loyalty, and the triumph of the human spirit. Warning: Some of the...

40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken

A moving collection of iconic photographs from the last 100 years that demonstrate the heartbreak of loss, the tremendous power of loyalty, and the triumph of the human spirit. Warning: Some of the...

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. again but this time with one of my favorite quotes from him and a booking shot.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. again but this time with one of my favorite quotes from him and a booking shot.

B  photo of a young African American girl from 19th Century in a pretty dress. Lovely

B photo of a young African American girl from 19th Century in a pretty dress. Lovely

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