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A Boy and his nanny in Pernambuco, Brazil, 1874

“We Are Literally Slaves”: An Early Twentieth-Century Black Nanny Sets the Record Straight In folklore the black nursemaid was seen .

by Bruno Senise, via Flickr

by Bruno Senise, via Flickr

It's 200 years since the death of Sarah Baartman. Her terrible treatment remains emblematic of 19th Century racism.

Teaching African Women in Cinema, Art and Culture – Pt 6 – Saartjie Baartman and the Venus Hottentot: A Story of Representation

1977 Bokassa "coronation" pagne. Beautiful print, historic, lovely full length. But the asking price of $20 thousand USD is bizarre. Prices at auction -- the few I've seen in real art/antique auctions -- for equal quality pieces top out at 1/1000 of that ($200). Probably many survive in Bangui as well.

1977 Bokassa "coronation" pagne. Beautiful print, historic, lovely full length. But the asking price of $20 thousand USD is bizarre. Prices at auction -- the few I've seen in real art/antique auctions -- for equal quality pieces top out at 1/1000 of that ($200). Probably many survive in Bangui as well.

African portrait cloth- textiles Ahmadou Ahidjo, President of Cameroun, 1960-1982. Two cloths: top, circa 1963, bottom, circa 1970.

African portrait cloth- textiles Ahmadou Ahidjo, President of Cameroun, Two cloths: top, circa bottom, circa

Throwback: Second Lieutenant Lamurde Executed For Shooting Unarmed Biafran Prisoner Of War | iReporter

Throwback: Second Lieutenant Lamurde Executed For Shooting Unarmed Biafran Prisoner Of War