Mbuti tribesman Ota Benga committed suicide on March 20, 1920. He had been brought from what was then the Belgian Congo by missionary Samuel Phillips Verner to be on exhibit at the St. Louis World's Fair and later at the Bronx Zoo. Phillips Verner Bradford, the grandson of Verner, wrote a book on his life Ota Benga: The Pygmy in the Zoo (1992). #TodayInBlackHistory

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

This is one of the most shameful factual events in American history. Ota Benga The Congolese Pygmy Man in the Bronx Zoo. The exhibit was supposedly intended to promote the concept of human evolution, eugenics and scientific racism. He later worked in a tobacco factory & started planning to go back to Africa.  1914 WW I broke out, a return to the Congo became impossible. Benga at 32 was depressed,3-20-1916 he built a ceremonial fire and shot himself in the heart with a stolen pistol. SHAME…

Ota Benga was an African Congolese Pygmy, who was put on display in the monkey house at the Bronx Zoo in New York in 1906 .

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Human Zoo Exhibits -- Ota Benga, whose village was massacred by the Force Publique of Belgian Congo, was found and brought to the USA by an American missionary to the World’s Fair of St.

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At 21, Ota Benga was brought to the United States by African explorer Samuel Verner. Verner displayed Ota Benga alongside six other pygmies of the Congolese Mbuti tribe at the St. Louis World Fair in 1904. Verner then escorted them back to the Congo, but Benga returned to America for the second time and ended up on display at the Bronx Zoo. He then studied at a colored orphan asylum and attended a Baptist Seminary. But only the forest held his attention and he ultimately took his own life.

At Ota Benga was brought to the United States by African explorer Samuel Verner. Verner displayed Ota Benga alongside six other pygmies of the Congolese Mbuti tribe at the St. Louis World Fair in 1904

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.

A sad story that needs to be told... Source: https://www.rt.com/news/336335-ota-benga-caged-pygmy/

A sad story that needs to be told... Source: https://www.rt.com/news/336335-ota-benga-caged-pygmy/

I don't believe this counts as being a part of a side-show, but I want to show the sad side to such a life as well... "Fifty years after slavery was abolished, the Bronx Zoo had an exhibit in which they displayed a man in a cage. His name was Ota Benga, a member of a pygmy Mbuti tribe from the Belgian Congo... Read his story at Environmental Graffiti.

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Ota Benga Story, Samuel Phillips Verner

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

Ota Benga and fellow countrymen at the St Louis World's Fair, 1904

The man who was caged in a zoo

The long read: In 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

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

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.

Spectacle : The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga (Reprint) (Paperback) (Pamela Newkirk)

Spectacle : The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga (Reprint) (Paperback) (Pamela Newkirk)

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

Ota Benga: El caso del pigmeo enjaulado http://seryhumano.com/web/?p=16759

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