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1. Sarah Baartman
Kim Kardashian referenced the “Hottentot” Venus in her backside bearing Paper magazine cover. Sarah Saartjie Baartman was exploited for her curves and put on display in Europe for many years.
2. The Muse Brothers
These twin brothers were a carnival attraction who gained a lot of attention with their unique look.
3. Gerald Lawson
This engineer and inventor is the reason why disc-based home video games exist.
4. Angela Davis and Jonathan Jackson
The Free Angela Davis movement came about after Jonathan Jackson stormed the Marin County courthouse while trying to free his brother.
5. Joan Little
The Joan Little sexual assault case brought attention to sexual assault in the U.S.
6. Frederick Jones
Frederick Jones was an inventor who was responsible for the creation of the cooling system on refrigerated trucks.
7. Fredi Washington
Fredi Washington was an actress who later got involved in the civil rights struggle.
8. Philippa Schuyler
Philippa Schuyler was a piano prodigy who had an unconventional upbringing and life.
9. The McKoy Twins
The McKoy twins were conjoined twins who were put on display from childhood.
10. Sarah Rector
Sarah Rector was once the richest Black child in America.