Dutch illustration, Serving maid in Willemstad, the capital city of Curaçao. The Netherlands had colonies for three hundred years in the Caribbean and coastal South America, where slavery flourished until the
Princess Angela wearing the Kinsky Tiara at her wedding to Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein. Princess Angela was born Angela Gisela Brown, the daughter of Javier Francisco Brown and Silvia Maritza Burke. She is of Afro-Panamanian descent.
Biddy Mason: A Place of Her Own by Camille Gavin, Biddy Mason, born into slavery, walked two thousand miles to get to California. She won her freedom in a Los Angeles courtroom in 1856-even though the law did not allow people of color to speak in open court. A skilled nurse and midwife, she saved her money and helped anyone who was in need. http://www.amazon.com/dp/1424160413/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_15-Msb1APE2TG