Eva Krysiak

is an award winning audio producer in London. She makes podcasts, documentaries
& soundscapes for toilets.

In Search of Black History - With Bonnie Greer

Bonnie Greer uncovers the lives of people of African descent that don’t fit with the accepted history taught by Western Civilisations. From saints, to philosophers, to warrior women and king’s heralds, these subjects’ stories are brought to life in an imaginative eight part series. Made with production company Chalk & Blade.

Episode 7 - The nineteenth century. Eclipse

This era saw the birth of the pseudo-science of white superiority: eugenics.  Bonnie meets a remarkable doctor, writer and statistician - James McCune Smith - the first African American to hold a medical degree - who fought tirelessly against the myths of eugenics and white superiority.  She also discovers the untold story of one of the most famous black Victorians - Sara Baartman, who was displayed across Europe under the name The Hottentot Venus.

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Design and Development: Studio Lowrie and Arnas Ziedavicius