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Nigeria Old pictures(1800-1980) by Asuokaa: 4:27pm On Mar 24, 2015
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Cândido da Fonseca Galvão, also known as Oba II d’Africa (1845-1890) was a Brazilian man who fought in the War of the Triple Alliance (also called the Paraguayan War) and claimed to be the grandson of an African prince whose son had been brought to Brazil as a slave. Galvão himself was born a free man in Bahia, and enlisted in the military at a time when Black slavery was still legal in what was then the Empire of Brazil.

Galvão was the grandson of the powerful African prince Alafin Abiodun, who unified the Yoruba kingdom of Oyó in the late eighteenth century. Galvão’s father fought in the wars that raged in that region of Africa in the early nineteenth century, was captured in battle, and sold into slavery. He was then transported to Bahia. With the help of friends among the Yoruba community in Salvador, Galvão’s father quickly purchased his freedom. He then married and had children. As an offspring of freedpersons, Cândido Galvão was raised as a free black man near the town of Lençóis in the interior of Bahia.

Dom Obá II considered it his duty to fight for his country in the war against Paraguay. “As the patriotic soldier that I am, I understand that I have only been doing my duty in taking an active part in all the matters that I understand to be grave.” Enlisting as a Voluntário in the all-black Zuavo company that departed from Lençóis on May 1865, Galvão remained at the front until wounded in his right hand in August 1866. After his return to Bahia, where he remained through the decade of the 1870s, Galvão petitioned government officials for recognition of his service during the war and for monetary compensation. His experience in Paraguay inspired his commitment to ending slavery in Brazil and his pride in being a black man.

Galvão settled in Rio de Janeiro in 1880, where he gained renown. The wealthy considered him a “disturbed veteran” (uma espécie de veterano resmungão) and “folkloric aberration” due to his outspokenness and appearance in attire that included a long black morning coat, tall hat, gloves, umbrella, and walking cane. An activist of the first order, Galvão met personally with the Emperor [Pedro II of Brazil] 125 at public meetings from June 1882 to December 1884! Dom Obá garnered great respect among “the Blacks and the Browns” (the terms commonly used by Galvão) residing in the city. Slaves, freedpersons, and free persons of color all provided financial support that enabled the prince to publish articles in newspapers. In his writings, Galvão praised the contributions of black and brown soldiers during the Paraguayan war, condemned the racism he witnessed in Brazil, and called for an end to slavery.

(Source: Dale Torston Graden, From Slavery to Freedom in Brazil: Bahia, 1835-1900.)

Galvão died in 1890, shortly after the abolition of slavery in Brazil and the establishment of the Brazilian republic. An biography of Galvão, entitled Prince of the People, was published in 1993.

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Re: Nigeria Old pictures(1800-1980) by Asuokaa: 4:27pm On Mar 24, 2015
Martiniano Eliseu do Bomfim Yoruba name was Òjélàdé, (1859-1943), was born in Bahia, Brazil. His father was a member of the Egba, one of the Yoruba sub-groups, had been brought to Brazil as a slave in 1820 and liberated there in 1842. A 16-year-old Martiniano accompanied his father, Eliseu do Bomfim, who was an import/export trader of Yoruba goods, on a trip from Salvador, Bahia to Lagos, Yorubaland in 1875 for the purpose of attending school and learning a trade. In Lagos he attended the Church Missionary Society Alápákó Fàájì School for almost 11 years. He arrived back in Salvador on January 30, 1886. During his time in Lagos Martiniano became fluent not only in English but also in Yoruba. He also acquired knowledge of Ifá, the Yoruba system of divination and became a Babalawo, as well as being trained as a bricklayer and house painter. Back in Bahia he worked as an English teacher for well to do Afro-Brazilians. Martiniano died on November 1, 1943 in Salvador, Bahia. Photo: 1937

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Re: Nigeria Old pictures(1800-1980) by Asuokaa: 4:31pm On Mar 24, 2015
A freed Yoruba slave from Bahia, Brazil. 1800s

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Re: Nigeria Old pictures(1800-1980) by topemirates(m): 4:35pm On Mar 24, 2015
**spreads mat

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Re: Nigeria Old pictures(1800-1980) by Asuokaa: 4:43pm On Mar 24, 2015
An unidentified Queen of Old Calabar 1907. Publisher Unknown

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Re: Nigeria Old pictures(1800-1980) by Asuokaa: 4:44pm On Mar 24, 2015
Yoruba people in 1898

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Re: Nigeria Old pictures(1800-1980) by Asuokaa: 4:46pm On Mar 24, 2015
A Nigerian chief with his family, 1910

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Re: Nigeria Old pictures(1800-1980) by Asuokaa: 4:46pm On Mar 24, 2015
Hausa man in 1900

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Re: Nigeria Old pictures(1800-1980) by Asuokaa: 4:47pm On Mar 24, 2015
A group of I[g]bo warriors in ancient battle dress

Ibo Warfare, M. D. W. Jeffreys, 1956

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Re: Nigeria Old pictures(1800-1980) by Asuokaa: 4:48pm On Mar 24, 2015
Fishermen and trap at Olokemeji. 1910

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Re: Nigeria Old pictures(1800-1980) by Asuokaa: 4:49pm On Mar 24, 2015
A Nigerian market in the 1940s. Iddo Island

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Re: Nigeria Old pictures(1800-1980) by Asuokaa: 4:49pm On Mar 24, 2015
Olaudah Equiano, The Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, the African, (1789) autobigraphy, Free read/download (PDF/EPUB) on Google Books.

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Re: Nigeria Old pictures(1800-1980) by Asuokaa: 4:50pm On Mar 24, 2015
Yoruba girls with facial scarification, Meko, Nigeria. 1970s

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Re: Nigeria Old pictures(1800-1980) by Asuokaa: 4:50pm On Mar 24, 2015
Ikorodu - Lagos Road in 1947. Before there was Obanikoro, Onipanu, Palmgroove or Anthony.

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Re: Nigeria Old pictures(1800-1980) by Asuokaa: 4:52pm On Mar 24, 2015
Nigerians and accident from their fore fathers
Thank God Always” Nigeria 1964

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Re: Nigeria Old pictures(1800-1980) by Asuokaa: 4:58pm On Mar 24, 2015
Scenes from the 1926 British Silent Film “Palaver”.
Filmed amongst the Sura and Angas people of the Bauchi Plateau in Northern Nigeria, where the rivalry between a British District Officer and a tin miner leads to war. The film was shot entirely in Northern Nigeria.

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Re: Nigeria Old pictures(1800-1980) by Asuokaa: 4:58pm On Mar 24, 2015
Igbo soldier during the Nigerian Civil War, November, 1968

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Re: Nigeria Old pictures(1800-1980) by Asuokaa: 4:59pm On Mar 24, 2015
Itshekiri maidens in Lagos 1910s-20s.

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Re: Nigeria Old pictures(1800-1980) by Asuokaa: 5:00pm On Mar 24, 2015
Peatwal Junior Primary School, Kano. 1960

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A market in Kano, 1960s

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Re: Nigeria Old pictures(1800-1980) by Asuokaa: 5:02pm On Mar 24, 2015
Education in Nigeria. 1940s-1970s

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Re: Nigeria Old pictures(1800-1980) by Asuokaa: 5:04pm On Mar 24, 2015
Nigeria in 1800s.

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Re: Nigeria Old pictures(1800-1980) by Asuokaa: 5:07pm On Mar 24, 2015
Nigerian Civil War...Biafran losses...war is not good at all

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Re: Nigeria Old pictures(1800-1980) by Asuokaa: 5:09pm On Mar 24, 2015
An Igbo couple. Lagos, Nigeria. 1955.

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Re: Nigeria Old pictures(1800-1980) by Asuokaa: 5:10pm On Mar 24, 2015
lalasticlala mr seun at least i tried ill upload more if you all tell me what you have learnt

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Re: Nigeria Old pictures(1800-1980) by Asuokaa: 5:11pm On Mar 24, 2015
Unilag..NIGERIA. Lagos University. the graduation day. 1974.

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Re: Nigeria Old pictures(1800-1980) by Asuokaa: 5:12pm On Mar 24, 2015
Fruit sellers; Water carriers. 1911

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Re: Nigeria Old pictures(1800-1980) by Asuokaa: 5:22pm On Mar 24, 2015
Christopher Alexander Sapara Williams (July 14 1855– March 15 1915) was the first indigenous Nigerian lawyer, called to the English bar. He also played a prominent political part during Nigeria’s colonial days.

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Re: Nigeria Old pictures(1800-1980) by Asuokaa: 5:23pm On Mar 24, 2015
Dressmaking Establishment
Lagos 1937
Source: E.O Hoppe

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Re: Nigeria Old pictures(1800-1980) by Asuokaa: 5:24pm On Mar 24, 2015
Hausa Boys
Kano, Nigeria
1950

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Re: Nigeria Old pictures(1800-1980) by Asuokaa: 5:25pm On Mar 24, 2015
School children
Southern Nigeria
1940s

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Re: Nigeria Old pictures(1800-1980) by Asuokaa: 5:25pm On Mar 24, 2015
Northern Nigeria, 1900

No wonder BH want us Back to the past...
virgin hunters grin grin grin grin grin grin

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