Sorry I didn't do a better job of giving the photographers credit...
Here's a little Trivia about Beyonce's "Love Drought" video scene...The picture that you see below Beyonce's photo above is about the story of "Igbo Landing" - An act of mass resistance against slavery. For those who dont know Igbo Landing is the location of a mass suicide of Igbo slaves that occurred in 1803 on St. Simons Island Georgia. As the story goes a group of Igbo slaves revolted and took control of their slave ship grounded it on an island and rather than submit to slavery proceede...
One of the most suppressed and hidden stories of African and African American history is the story of the 1811 Slave Revolt. Over 500 Africans, from 50 different nations with 50 different languages, would wage a fight against U.S. troops and the territorial militias. The revolt was put down by Jan. 11. The leaders were captured, placed on trial and later executed. Their heads were cut off and placed on spikes that stretched over 60 miles.
J. Marion Sims was a gynecologist in the 1800s who purchased Black women slaves and used them as guinea pigs for his untested surgical experiments. He repeatedly performed genital surgery on Black women WITHOUT ANESTHESIA because according to him, "Black women don't feel pain.” Despite his inhumane tests on Black women, Sims was named “the father of modern gynecology”, and his statue currently stands right outside of the New York Academy of Medicine. #FightSupremacy