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Queen Charlotte   Certainly, in the UK , you cannot turn on the news, or walk by a newsstand, without seeing something about the upcoming ...

Portrait of Dido Elizabeth Belle Lindsay and her cousin Lady Elizabeth Murray, believed to be by Johann Zoffany. Dido Elizabeth Belle Lindsay was the mixed-race daughter of a British.

Francis Williams the Jamaican Mathematician and Poet, English c.1745

aseantoo submitted to medievalpoc: “ Unknown artist Portrait of Francis Williams England/Jamaica (c. Oil on canvas Victoria & Albert Museum, London [x], [x] Francis Williams the.

A Movement Without Marches: African American Women and the Politics of Poverty in Postwar Philadelphia by Lisa Levenstein

This Gives a good look at how Philadelphia ended up in its current conditions.A Movement Without Marches: African American Women and the Politics of Poverty in Postwar Philadelphia by Lisa Levenstein

Joseph Bo(u)logne, Chevalier de Saint-George (sometimes erroneously spelled Saint-Georges) (December 25, 1745 – June 10, 1799) was an important figure in the Paris musical scene in the second half of the 18th century as composer, conductor, and violinist. Prior to the revolution in France, he was also famous as a swordsman and equestrian. Known as the "black Mozart"[1] he was one of the earliest musicians of the European classical type known to have African ancestry.

Chevalier de Saint-Georges was one of the earliest musicians of African ancestry in the world of European classical music.

Greek : Thyreatis (Peloponnesus), second century, marble. H: 27.3 cm. Berlin…

This marvelous bust is one of the very few documents of an actual black person from Greek and Roman antiquity. Memnon was a pupil protégé of the well-known Athenian entrepreneur philosopher Herodes Atticus.

Claude McKay. Jamaican-American poet of the Harlem Renaissance. UK prime minister Winston Churchill ended his address to the US Congress -an effort to encourage American assistance in the war against the Nazis- with a reading of McKay's famous poem "If We Must Die."

Festus Claudius "Claude" McKay was a Jamaican-American writer and poet, who was a seminal figure in the Harlem Renaissance.

Renaissance art

Additional Art of Medieval and Renaissance era Blacks in Europe

In 1858, the 1st Black pianist to win national fame was Thomas Greene Bethune, or “Blind Tom” (1849-1908). Born a blind slave near Columbus, GA, his talent as a composer & a pianist was soon recognized by Colonel Bethune; who purchased him in 1850. The child prodigy made his debut in Savannah, GA & for over 40 yrs amazed his audiences “with his artistry & his gift for total recall” of the more than 700 pieces that he played.

In 1858, the 1st Black pianist to win national fame was Thomas Greene Bethune, or “Blind Tom” (1849-1908). Born a blind slave near Columbus, GA, his talent as a composer & a pianist was soon recognized by Colonel Bethune; who purchased him in 1850. The child prodigy made his debut in Savannah, GA & for over 40 yrs amazed his audiences “with his artistry & his gift for total recall” of the more than 700 pieces that he played.

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