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Historical Figures You Didn’t Know Were Black

Is Mrs. Obama really the first black First Lady? Which US bill features a black man? You’ll be surprised at the historical figures you didn’t know were black.

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Queen Elizabeth I

I started the account to satisfy my own curiosity about what members of the past would look like if they were standing right in front of me

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21 Historical Figures Who Were Super Attractive in their Prime

Thinking about historical figures often conjures up images of wizened old men and women staring gravely out of sepia photographs. Many of our famous historical people achieved notoriety later in their lives, so we often only know their faces in their older age. For example, most only see the face of Joseph Stalin as a ...

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The True Story of Harriet Tubman Shows That Sometimes Running Is as Brave as Fighting

Tubman was unflinching in her commitment to liberation and would use the power of her pistol if necessary

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Ex-FBI agent opens cold case review into who betrayed Anne Frank

Vince Pankoke and his team will use new techniques to analyse large amounts of data to solve mystery of diarist’s capture

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Revolutionary War Veterans Reminisce (And Get Their Pictures Taken) - New England Historical Society

During the Civil War, a Connecticut minister named E. B. Hillard went on a quest to collect the reminiscences of the Revolutionary War veterans still alive. They had fought as teenagers and lived a century or more, into the age of photography. So Hillard traveled to their homes, nearly all west of their birthplaces, interviewed […]

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Artist uses AI to reveal what historical figures really looked like

Artist Bas Uterwijk, from Amsterdam, uses a sophisticated AI software that recognises common facial features to make realistic photo-style portraits of famous figures.

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Historical Figures You Didn’t Know Were Black

Is Mrs. Obama really the first black First Lady? Which US bill features a black man? You’ll be surprised at the historical figures you didn’t know were black.

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18 Historical Figures Who Should Be Remembered for Greater Things Than History Credits Them For

Rightly or for the wrong reasons, there are hundreds of people in history who are remembered for one thing when they should really be noted for another. Thomas Edison is remembered as the inventor of the light bulb, for example, which he wasn’t, but rather should be remembered as the inventor of a practical lighting ...

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Historical Figures You Didn’t Know Were Black

Is Mrs. Obama really the first black First Lady? Which US bill features a black man? You’ll be surprised at the historical figures you didn’t know were black.

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