The man who was caged in a zoo In 1904, Ota Benga was kidnapped from Congo and taken to the US, where he was exhibited with monkeys. His appalling story reveals the roots of a racial prejudice that still haunts us...

The man who was caged in a zoo

The man who was caged in a zoo In Ota Benga was kidnapped from Congo and taken to the US, where he was exhibited with monkeys and his teeth were filed. His appalling story reveals the roots of a racial prejudice that still haunts us.

The story of Ota Benga is so heartbreaking.

1906 photograph of orphaned Congolese man Ota Benga, described as being taken at Bronx Zoo. Ota Benga was "on view" at the Monkey House as part of a controversial human zoo exhibit.

At the age of 32, Ota Benga built a ceremonial fire, chipped off the caps on his teeth and shot himself in the heart with a stolen pistol. Ota Benga was a Congolese Mbuti pygmy known for being featured with other Africans in an anthropology exhibit at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, ...At the age of 32, Ota Benga built a ceremonial fire, chipped off the caps on his teeth and shot himself in the heart with a stolen pistol. Ota Benga was a Congolese Mbuti pygmy known for being…

At the age of 32, Ota Benga built a ceremonial fire, chipped off the caps on his teeth and shot himself in the heart with a stolen pistol. Ota Benga was a Congolese Mbuti pygmy known for being featured with other Africans in an anthropology exhibit at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, ...At the age of 32, Ota Benga built a ceremonial fire, chipped off the caps on his teeth and shot himself in the heart with a stolen pistol. Ota Benga was a Congolese Mbuti pygmy known for being…

Ota Benga the human exhibited in the Bronx Zoo

Ota Benga the human exhibited in the Bronx Zoo

40 years after the abolishment of slavery, Benga was billed as the “missing link”, on display in the Bronx Zoo cage alongside a monkey.

100 Years Ago Today, Ota Benga, A Black Man Held in the Bronx Zoo as 'Missing Link,' Ended His Life

100 years ago, on March 20, 1916, Ota Benga took a gun and fired a bullet into his own heart, ending the short and tragic life of the “missing link” from Africa.

13 Shameful Pictures of Europeans Placing African People in Human Zoos - Atlanta Black Star

Ota Benga: Mbuti Pygmy, Featured In Human Zoo

Ota Benga: Mbuti Pygmy, Featured In Human Zoo

Ota Benga Story, Samuel Phillips Verner

Samuel P Verner took Benga captive in Congo and brought him back to the United States.

Benga shot himself after years of humiliation and heartbreak. ©

100 years ago today, Ota Benga ended his horrible life after caged as ‘pygmy’ at Bronx Zoo

Ota Benga With A Chimp

The Short, Tragic Life Of Ota Benga, The Slave Forced To Be A Human Zoo Exhibit

These shocking photos and facts tell the story of Ota Benga, the Congolese pygmy held captive as a human zoo exhibit in the United States.

Talking to Pamela Newkirk About Ota Benga, the Man Kept in the Bronx Zoo

Talking to Pamela Newkirk About Ota Benga, the Man Kept in the Bronx Zoo

There is perhaps no sadder example of colonialism’s human toll than the life of Ota Benga.

Ota Benga

Caged in the human zoo: The shocking story of the young pygmy warrior put on show in a monkey house - and how he fuelled Hitler's twisted beliefs

Ota Benga, who was taken from the Congo to America, placed in a Harlem museum for sick Americans and European visitors to examine, and was never allowed to return home although he was promised.

Ota Benga, the man who was exhibited in a New York zoo.

In a young Congolese man, Ota Benga, was displayed as an exhibit at the St. Louis World's Fair and then later moved to the Monkey House at the Bronx Zoo. His incredible story ends in Lynchburg, Virginia, in

8.	At the age of 20, Ota Benga, a Congolese pygmy, was taken from Africa to be exhibited in a zoo with monkeys in Missouri. He sadly committed suicide at the age of 32 by shooting himself in the heart.

8 Shocking Things You Had No Idea Happened In Missouri

Mbuti tribesman, Ota Benga committed suicide March Brought from the Belgian Congo by missionary, Samuel Phillips Verner to be exhibited at the St. Louis World's Fair and the Bronx Zoo. Phillips Verner Bradford's book, "The Pygmy in the Zoo

Ota Benga at Edankraal by Yusef Komunyakaa

Ota Benga at Edankraal by Yusef Komunyakaa

Spectacle: The Astonishing Life Of Ota Benga

Spectacle: The Astonishing Life Of Ota Benga

Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga by Pamela Newkirk An award-winning journalist reveals a little-known and shameful episode in American history, when an African man was used as a human zoo.

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