Human Zoos: America's Forgotten History of Scientific Racism

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Human zoos, also called ethnological expositions, were a 19th and 20th century public exhibition of humans, usually in an erroneously labeled natural or primitive state. The horrifying images usually show black and Asian people as they were cruelly treated as exhibits in Europe.

This documentary tells the shocking story of how thousands of indigenous people were put on public display in America.

Touted as the missing links between man and apes, these native people were harassed and demeaned. Their public display was arranged with enthusiastic support of the most elite members of the scientific community.

To make matters worse, the human zoos were promoted uncritically by American’s leading newspapers. The award-winning documentary shows explores the heartbreaking story of what happened.

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