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Publisher Description

A largely untold story of an extraordinary historical figure, this biography sheds light on the life of William Sheppard, a 19th-century African American who, for more than 20 years, defied segregation and operated a missionary run by black Americans in the Belgian Congo. This work shows how Sheppard returned to United States periodically, and traveled the country telling tales of his adventures to packed auditoriums. An anthropologist, photographer, big-game hunter, and art collector, the man billed as the “Black Livingstone” helped expose the atrocities that occurred under the reign of King Leopold, and this stirring work tells how he eventually helped to break Belgium’s hold on the Congo.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2013
September 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
144
Pages
PUBLISHER
Santa Fe Writer's Project
SELLER
Chicago Review Press, Inc. DBA Independent Publishers Group
SIZE
1.1
MB

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