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I thought I’d share one more picture from this extraordinary collection that will soon be featured in an exhibition in London. I think some of these fabulous vintage Black people, like boxing champion Peter Jackson, are worthy of their own movie. Where are you Idris Elba? Jamie Foxx? From The Guardian:

“Peter Jackson, December 2, 1889. Born in 1860 in St Croix, then the Danish West Indies, Jackson was a boxing champion who spent long periods of time touring Europe. In England, he staged the famous fight against Jem Smith at the Pelican Club in 1889. In 1888 he claimed the title of Australian heavyweight champion. Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images.

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Short documentary starring Dara McAleer, Australian champion Irish Dancer, 16th in the World!

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Honouring just a few of Lauren Mitchell’s many accolades and I’m sure I missed some. Lauren was one of my favorite gymnasts growing up. She really hit her stride right as I was started to get into following gymnastics in 2008 so I feel like she was one of the major gymnasts that I grew up with. And I’m honestly so impressed that even through the multiple injuries she had post London 2012 she continued on to the best of her abilities even with the turmoil that Australian Gymnastics had towards the end of this Olympic Cycle.