Britain’s Biggest Secret - The Black Victorians. Who were the Black Victorians? Mainstream history has virtually erased them from our minds and history books. We have been filled with images of slavery in America and across the world, but why is it that this chapter in black history was skipped? Why isn’t it equally common knowledge that in the midst of all of that darkness there was light, also. Never before seen photos were uncovered, giving us over 200 images of glances into our past.
Those who are more of the descendants of the ancient Egyptians now reside in the Afar and Beja people in East Africa of Ethiopia and Sudan. These places were once a part of Nubia and Upper Egypt. (Wigs were also made from Nubian hair).
Love this idea! I need to investigate more about this wonderful image of our ancestors immigration. This type of image would be great to use for a family history or heritage scrapbook to illustrate your family's migration from country to country or state to state.
Amy Johnson was one of the first women to gain a pilot’s license and won fame when she flew solo from Britain to Australia in 1930. Later she flew solo to India and Japan and became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic East to West. Johnson volunteered to fly for The Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in World War II, but her plane was shot down over the River Thames and she was killed.
Although delivered too late to see action in World War II, EAA’s B-17 has an interesting history that began with its first owner purchasing it as surplus from the military inventory for a mere $750 in 1946, filled with gas worth more than the aircraft. Since then it has served as a cargo hauler, an aerial mapping platform and in pest control and forest dusting applications. Photo: Maureen Spuhler