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Victorian Women of Color: 32 Photos of Beauty In The Age Of Hatred

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These photographs of African-Ameivcan women were taken in the Victorian Era, mainly from the years 1860 to 1901.

They were either slaves or the children of slaves.

 

“I am not ashamed of my grandparents for having been slaves.
I am only ashamed of myself for having at one time being ashamed.”
– Ralph Ellison –

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Victorian Women of Color

Minnie Brown, taken at White Studios, NY, 1907 From the link: “She was an actress and singer. And also a member of the Williams & Walker Vaudevillian troupe. In 1920 she served as vice president for the National Association of Negro Musicians.”

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Spotters: DM, Diane Quist, dylanmeconis