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African bodies of evidence

Dartmouth's gutsy 'Black Womanhood' probes old wounds

By Cate McQuaid
Globe Correspondent / May 11, 2008

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HANOVER, N.H. - In 1810, an English ship's surgeon brought Saartjie Baartman, a young South African woman, to London. She was displayed on stage and made to squat to show her genitals. After she died in 1816, her brain, skeleton, and genitals went on exhibition in Paris, where they remained until 1974. (Full article: 902 words)

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