chevalier & champion


Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges is World History

The Chevalier was a champion fencer, a virtuoso violinist, a patriot abolitionist, and the conductor for France’s leading orchestra during the revolutionary period. He mounted operas, was esteemed and supported unconditionally by Queen Marie Antoinette, and became colonel of Europe’s first all-black military regiment.

[…] I find myself at last in a time when I cannot be refused the bright light of justice, when the most ardent of all my wishes is only to continue to serve my country, to offer it the last drop of my blood.”

Know your history, world. Black history is world history.

thesherlollyarchive  asked:

Potter!lock (if youre still accepting): Molly gets kidnapped for Sherlock to save in the Triwizard tournament. :)

Sherlock knew from the clue that he’d gotten from the scroll he’d won in the First Task that something he held dear would be stolen from him for him to retrieve in the Second Task.  He had no idea what it was.  All he knew was that nothing that mattered to him had been missing from his trunk when he’d gotten up that morning.  The problem was eating at him such that he barely listened as Bjørn Sigurdsson, Head of the Department of International Magical Cooperation at the Norwegian Ministry of Magic, instructed the champions on the task they were about to perform.

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