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'A Black Lecture on Astronomy', c 1880.

Follitt, John

'A Black Lecture on Astronomy', c 1880.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 20cm x 32cm


Caricature with text on astronomy, including theories regarding the signs of the zodiac. This tract, one of 'Follitt's Black Lectures', ridicules the speech of black people, and plays on existing prejudices against them, such as the notion that black people steal, are prone to drunkenness, don't wash, are stupid, etc. Published by John Follitt of 22 St Martin's Court, St Martin's Lane, London.

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