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Who?!?!: Sarah Baartman (Saartjie Baartman, Hottentot Venus):The Origin Of “Video Vixen”

Sarah Baartman (1789-1815), also known as Saartjie Baartman or the Hottentot Venus, was an African woman who became a sideshow in London and Paris. She was almost completely naked and had a very large behind, even for the part of Africa she came from – near Cape Town in South Africa. Those wh... Read more...

Famed Civil Rights Photographer Doubled As FBI Informant

Ernest Withers, a revered civil rights photographer who captured iconic images of Martin Luther King Jr. on the night King was shot in Memphis, actually played a different role the day before: FBI informant. The Commercial Appeal, a newspaper in Memphis, just completed a two-year investigation ... Read more...