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EBB was black?
Posted by: Linda (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 20, 2005 04:55PM

There was an item in today's Daily Telegraph suggesting that there should be more ethnic diversity in the historical figures on British bank notes.
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In the longer piece on paper there were some people suggested. Mary Seacole the nurse, Samuel Taylor Coleridge the composer and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. I had always thought of her as a white Londoner, but that's from watching The Barretts of Wimpole Street.


Re: EBB was black?
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 20, 2005 07:57PM

maybe it's the browning that confused them


Re: EBB was black?
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: December 20, 2005 09:58PM

Here's a biography of Elizabeth: [www.cswnet.com] />

Les


Re: EBB was black?
Posted by: Linda (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 21, 2005 02:34PM

They described her as part Creole, but I've not seen any mention of it in the biographies I've looked at.


Re: EBB was black?
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: December 21, 2005 03:53PM

Maybe she was an ex-slave, or a Negro in a previous life: [www.poets.org] />

Les


Re: EBB was black?
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 21, 2005 05:31PM

people are either in or ex cluded depending on the situation

Ted Williams and Reggie Jackson were not allowed to be on the Latin Legends team ballot.
Blood was not the issue, they didn't "act" Latino enough

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/21/2005 05:32PM by JohnnySansCulo.


Re: EBB was black?
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: December 21, 2005 06:14PM

Blood was not the issue

Not to worry, Reggie, Freddie Prinze could not play baseball.


Les


Re: EBB was black?
Posted by: Linda (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 21, 2005 06:37PM

Being abroad for two hundred years doesn't count as "for centuries" to me. But it does explain the creole connection. Thanks, Les.


Re: EBB was black?
Posted by: Hugh Clary (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 22, 2005 12:00PM

Portuguese. Her ethnicity was Portuguese. That's what Robert said anyway.


Re: EBB was black?
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 22, 2005 12:20PM

I don't know if that "counts"


Re: EBB was black?
Posted by: Linda (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 22, 2005 03:27PM

I'd got the impression that was just a family joke, 'cos her family had been in Jamaica for a couple of centuries.


Re: EBB was black?
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: December 22, 2005 10:33PM

Portuguese. Her ethnicity was Portuguese. That's what Robert said anyway.

Hugh, read the biography link I posted above, what he said was that she resembled the Portuguese because of her dark complexion. Probably the tan, people from Hawaii and the tropics always seem dark compared to those of us under the constant cloud cover of the northern latitudes.


Les


Re: EBB was black?
Posted by: Desi (Moderator)
Date: December 23, 2005 06:08AM

I think Hugh was succesfully clouding the issue with some tongue in cheek here.


Re: EBB was black?
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 23, 2005 10:07AM

Sitting in an english garden waiting for the sun.
If the sun donít come, you get a tan
From standing in the english rain.

The Beatles


Re: EBB was black?
Posted by: Linda (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 23, 2005 12:42PM

The English don't tan, they just get rusty.


Re: EBB was black?
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (192.168.128.---)
Date: December 23, 2005 09:33PM

When I'm out walkin'
I strut my stuff
man, I'm so strung out
I'm high as a kite
I just might
stop to check you out
let me go on
like I blister in the sun
let me go on
big hands I know you're the one

Violent Femmes




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