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Who Thought It Was a Good Idea to Put Black People in Human Zoos?

An essay about a common practice turned into hidden history

My grandmother used to sing to me as a child, "I went on down to the Audubon Zoo, and they all asked for you. The lions asked, the tigers asked. They even inquired about you." Of course, New Orleans…



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Allison Wiltz

Womanist Scholar bylines @ Oprah Daily, Zora, GEN, Momentum, GEN, EIC Cultured, AfroSapiophile #WEOC Founder ☕️