Not All the Knights of the Round Table Were White

by  Rose Eveleth The storytellers assumed we’d be sharp enough to pick up on their hints that Sir Morien was black. Turns out, we’re not From an illuminated manuscript circa 1350s (Via medieval poc) \ Picture the knights of the round table. They’re probably tall and strong, wearing armor and drinking out of chalices. And they’re probably all […]

St. Maurice (ca. 250-ca. 287)

Statue of St. Maurice c. 1240-1250, Magdeburg Cathedral of St. Maurice and St. Catherine, Author Unknown, Pictures @ 1979 Menil Foundation, Houston, Texas Image Courtesy of the Menil Foundation St. Maurice is commemorated throughout churches in modern Germany as a black African dressed as a Roman Solider.  That depiction originated with the renowned statue in the Cathedral […]