Rest in peace beautiful. Heaven has truly gained an angel. You will be remembered for your wonderful voice and amazing covers. You didn’t deserve this but you are now in a better place smiling down on us. We love you angel.
According to popular history, Baartman was born in 1789 in the Gamtoos Valley of South Africa. When she was barely in her 20s, she was sold to London by an enterprising Scottish doctor named Alexander Dunlop, accompanied by a showman named Hendrik Cesars. She spent four years in Britain being exhibited. Her treatment caught the attention of British abolitionists, who tried to rescue her, but she claimed that she had come to London on her own accord.
Baartman lived on in poverty, and died in Paris of illness in December 1815. After her death, Cuvier dissected her body, then displayed her remains. For more than a century and a half, visitors to the “Museum of Man” in Paris could view her brain and skeleton until she was peacefully laid to rest.
HOW AWESOME OF A FEELING IS TO KNOW SOMETHING SO HORRIBLE CAN UNITE SO MANY PEOPLE? I’ve gotten chills every time I read a post from my fellow tumblrs. I can literally feel the passion in your hearts radiating in my soul. We will not be silenced, this is only the beginning to a bigger battle. Overcoming racism in America would literally be so huge!!! But it’s only the first step in a bigger process! I can feel my ancestors, all of the humans who have lived and died and have provided me with life, I can feel them pushing me to help in this change. There’s an energy flowing through us that is bringing us together and empowering us for change. I am so so so happy, please don’t stop!
my mom just called..and she told me that my dog just died this evening…i’m really sad,,,
“With heavy hearts; and a tear in our eyes after all these years; we must say goodbye. Please understand; we’ve done all we could if there was anything we could do; you know we would.
The memories you gave us; we’ll never forget especially the ones; of the day we all met. Dream of that special day and time when we’ll meet at the Bridge; and all will be fine. We’ll run and play; side by side with a soft warm feeling; deep down inside.
So with heavy hearts; and tears in our eyes just for now my friend; we say goodbye”
13 years of happiness and joy, you were my best friend…rest in peace..my girl…“SWEETY” i won’t forget you..