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April 16, 2018 - The Guardian

Belgium comes to terms with 'human zoos' of its colonial past

Belgium comes to terms with 'human zoos' of its colonial past

Sixty years ago, Belgium set up a live display of people from Congo for the 1958 world fair. Now the country is rethinking that legacy.

Human zoos were in no way a novelty to the west and had been held regularly earlier in the century in London, Paris, Oslo and Hamburg. In New York in 1906, a young Congolese man with sharpened teeth was given a home in the monkey house in the Bronx zoo.

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