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Paris Exhibition Explores History of ‘Human Zoos’

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(TheGrio.com)—A fascinating exhibition in Paris explores the history of so-called “human zoos,” predominately from Africa, which were the objects of curiosity and fascination in a bygone era. On view at the famous Quai Branly Museum, it tells the story of the men, women and children, who were shipped to Europe and showcased like zoo animals in circuses, stage shows and reconstructed villages. The practice, which involved indigenous peoples brought from…