Black Livingstone

Black Livingstone

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A largely untold story of an extraordinary historical figure, this biography sheds light on the life of William Sheppard, a 19th-century African American who, for more than 20 years, defied segregation and operated a missionary run by black Americans in the Belgian Congo. This work shows how Sheppard returned to United States periodically, and traveled the country telling tales of his adventures to packed auditoriums. An anthropologist, photographer, big-game hunter, and art collector, the man billed as the a€œBlack Livingstonea€ helped expose the atrocities that occurred under the reign of King Leopold, and this stirring work tells how he eventually helped to break Belgiuma€™s hold on the Congo.One of the few medical doctors in the Congo, Sims was also a free-thinker who blamed most of the regiona#39;s troubles on the a€œthe evil lives of white men. ... The doctor noticed Shepparda#39;s extraordinary physical courage and his magic touch with people; he decided the black American ... The guide. . .cried to me to look at the big bubbles which were appearing on the water; then explained in detail that the Heanbsp;...

Title:Black Livingstone
Publisher: - 2013-09-01


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