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African Hospitality

African Hospitality, Engraved by John Raphael Smith, 1791 African Hospitality’ is a print by a celebrated engraver, John Raphael Smith (1752 – 1812), after a painting by his brother-in-law, the artist George Morland. The print was published in 1791 as a companion to another called ‘The Slave Trade’. The image depicts the kindness of Africans ministering to a shipwrecked European ...

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England’s First Black Queen?

Princess Sophie Charlotte was born on this date in 1744. She was the first Black Queen of England. Queen Charlotte made many contributions to Britain as it is today, though the evidence is not obvious or well publicized. Her African bloodline in the British royal family is not common knowledge. Portraits of the Queen had been reduced to fiction of ...

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