Dangerous: Child chimney sweeps often had to crawl through holes only 18in wide - and cruel masters would light fires to make them climb faster. Many fell to their deaths

Dangerous: Child chimney sweeps often had to crawl through holes only 18in wide - and cruel masters would light fires to make them climb faster. Many fell to their deaths

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Children in the Victorian Age JUST THINK MAYBE A FEW MONTHS OF THIS FOR THE KIDS OF TODAY? YA THINK MAYBE THE ENTITLEMENT ATTITUDE WOULD GO AWAY?

Children in the Victorian Age JUST THINK MAYBE A FEW MONTHS OF THIS FOR THE KIDS OF TODAY? YA THINK MAYBE THE ENTITLEMENT ATTITUDE WOULD GO AWAY?

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'Modern slavery' in England is a prevalent problem, report suggests

'Modern slavery' in England is a prevalent problem, report suggests

A lady of beauty inside and out Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies, photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862 Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies was a child born into a royal West African dynasty. She was orphaned in 1848, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. She was around five years old. In 1850, Sarah was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a “gift” from the King of Dahomey. She became the queen’s goddaughter and a celebrity known for her extraordinary intelligence.

A lady of beauty inside and out Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies, photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862 Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies was a child born into a royal West African dynasty. She was orphaned in 1848, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. She was around five years old. In 1850, Sarah was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a “gift” from the King of Dahomey. She became the queen’s goddaughter and a celebrity known for her extraordinary intelligence.

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Impoverished: Children who worked were subject to appalling conditions. Many who worked died before they reached 25

Impoverished: Children who worked were subject to appalling conditions. Many who worked died before they reached 25

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Slavery in the North  I totally disagree with this guy on some moral and political issues, but he's right about one thing: people forget that slavery  originally existed in northern states as well as southern.

Slavery in the North I totally disagree with this guy on some moral and political issues, but he's right about one thing: people forget that slavery originally existed in northern states as well as southern.

Robertson's jams. When I was still living in Britain there were plans to get rid of Golly (the Golliwog is their mascot) because of concerns it was racist. There was a HUGE public outcry. I don't know when the Golliwog became their logo, but Robertson's has been in business since the late 1800s and had a Royal Warrant since 1933. When it was proposed to lose Golly, NO ONE was on board!

Robertson's jams. When I was still living in Britain there were plans to get rid of Golly (the Golliwog is their mascot) because of concerns it was racist. There was a HUGE public outcry. I don't know when the Golliwog became their logo, but Robertson's has been in business since the late 1800s and had a Royal Warrant since 1933. When it was proposed to lose Golly, NO ONE was on board!

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The first public statue of a black woman in England, Bronze Woman was the brainchild of a black woman: Guyanese poet and local resident Cécile Nobrega.  Based on and named after her own poem, Bronze Woman took 10 years of planning, fundraising and determination by Nobrega and other groups and individuals who wanted to mark the struggles faced by Afro-Caribbean women, as well as their contribution to society.

The first public statue of a black woman in England, Bronze Woman was the brainchild of a black woman: Guyanese poet and local resident Cécile Nobrega. Based on and named after her own poem, Bronze Woman took 10 years of planning, fundraising and determination by Nobrega and other groups and individuals who wanted to mark the struggles faced by Afro-Caribbean women, as well as their contribution to society.

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Clotel; or, The President’s Daughter is a novel by William Wells Brown (1815-84), a fugitive from slavery and abolitionist and was published in London, England in December 1853. It is often considered the first African-American novel. This novel focuses on the difficult lives of mulattoes in America...Clotel; or, The President’s Daughter is a novel by William Wells Brown (1815-84), a fugitive from slavery and abolitionist and was published in London, England in December 1853. It is often…

Clotel; or, The President’s Daughter is a novel by William Wells Brown (1815-84), a fugitive from slavery and abolitionist and was published in London, England in December 1853. It is often considered the first African-American novel. This novel focuses on the difficult lives of mulattoes in America...Clotel; or, The President’s Daughter is a novel by William Wells Brown (1815-84), a fugitive from slavery and abolitionist and was published in London, England in December 1853. It is often…

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