It Didn't End Until Late 1950s-Not So Secret "Human Zoos"
Shockingly even though millions of people flocked to these,"Human Zoos", millions of people are still not aware of their existence.
They began to show up in the late 1800s and somehow were tolerated well in to the middle of the 1900s.
These zoos were created by people of European Descent, and they existed all over the world in cities, including Paris; Hamburg, Germany; Antwerp, Belgium; Barcelona, Spain; London; Milan; Warsaw, Poland; St Louis; and New York City.
These zoos were very popular, and they were places where Caucasian people went to watch Black people, on display, living behind gates and cages.
Visitors came in droves daily, to cities attending these exhibitions.
The Parisian World Fair featured a human zoo that exhibited Black people, and 34 million people were drawn to the exhibition in just six months.
Human zoos are one of Europe’s most shameful secrets, and only ended in the ’50s.
Luckily, human zoos started to wear off in Europe after the Second World War. Ironically, Adolf Hitler was the one to ban them. The last human exhibition was held in Belgium circa 1958.
Africans, Asians, and Indigenous people were often caged and displayed in a makeshift “natural habitat.” The human displays were very popular and were shown at world fairs from Paris to New York.
Heart-wrenching photos displaying the sad truths of mans' inhumanity to man are located below..
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