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Today in Black History: August 21, 1831 “Nat Turner Led A Slave Rebellion”

Nat Turner Slave Revolt 1831 | ... Black History: August 21, 1831 “Nat Turner Led A Slave Rebellion

In the late 19th century manufacturers used images of Black people extensively in advertisements. In particular soap, starch, boot and grate polish or any other commodity where the issue of black and white and cleanliness came to the fore and the theme of color could be exploited.

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Hidden histories: the first black people photographed in Britain – in pictures

Albert Jonas and John Xiniwe of the African Choir, 1891. Photograph: Hulton Archive My favourite thing about the image of the boys is the interplay between the photographer (whom i assume is white) and how she/he sees these two young boys.