Hidden Histories: The First Black People Photographed In Britain – In Pictures

  • Peter Jackson, 2 December 1889. Born in 1860 in St Croix, then the Danish West Indies, Jackson was a boxing champion who spent long periods of time touring Europe. In England, he staged the famous fight against Jem Smith at the Pelican Club in 1889. In 1888 he claimed the title of Australian heavyweight champion. (Photograph: Hulton Archive).
  • Johanna Jonkers of the African Choir, 1891. (Photograph: Hulton Archive).
  • Albert Jonas and John Xiniwe of the African Choir, 1891. (Photograph: Hulton Archive).
  • Sara Forbes Bonetta. She was orphaned in inter-tribal warfare in West Africa, captured by slave-raiders, and presented as a ‘gift’ to Queen Victoria at age 5. (Photograph: Courtesy of Paul Frecke).
  • A member of the African Choir, who all had portraits taken at the London Stereoscopic Company in 1891. (Photograph: Hulton Archive).
  • Member of the African Choir, 1891. (Photograph: Hulton Archive).

tell me the first pic don’t look exactly like Jamie Foxx.

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Mu Upsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. hosted an event to honor the lives of those affected by police brutality and discuss actions to end it. Well over a hundred people attended to stand in solidarity. 


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