Opinions & Features September 10, 2019 at 05:30 pm

5 Black iconic figures who made history in Europe even in the face of great persecution

Etsey Atisu September 10, 2019 at 05:30 pm

September 10, 2019 at 05:30 pm | Opinions & Features

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Fanny Eaton

Fanny Eaton was the child of a formerly enslaved woman, originally from Jamaica. She moved to London and worked as a portrait model at the Royal Academy.

She was also a nurse and muse who featured in the work of Pre-Raphaelite artists. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, a well-known artist, praised Eaton’s beauty in a time when narrow beauty standards and racial prejudice ensured black women rarely had a prominent place in Western art.


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