13 Shameful Pictures of African People in Human Zoos.
In the late 1800s to well into the 1900s, Europeans created “human zoos” in cities like Paris; Hamburg, Germany; Antwerp, Belgium; Barcelona, Spain; London; Milan; Warsaw, Poland; St Louis; and New York City.
These were popular human exhibits where whites went to watch Black people who were on display. The Black people were usually forced to live behind gates and in cages similar to animals in a zoo today.
Some of the Black people were kidnapped and brought to be exhibited in the human zoos. Many died quickly, some within a year of their captivity.
The following are 13 incidents of white people holding Africans captive in human zoos.
We now know who the real “savages” are, and it’s not the Black people forced to live in those cages in zoos.