Path of a Missionary

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Title

Path of a Missionary

Subject

Imperialism & Religion

Description

Dr. Livingstone was a Scottish missionary who explored South Africa. My image is a map showing the path that he took while trying to convert Africans to Christianity. It's interesting to see just how much he traveled and saw as well as how much of Africa he didn't see. Africa as a whole is defined by Livingstone's encounters with only a limited number of tribes. Westerners perspective of Africans during this time is only shaped by his journey which is problematic. This contributes to the idea of Britons seeing blacks as “others” even before they come to the country. Another interesting attribute of the map is the fact that the path that Livingstone takes is defined by a red line. The red just makes me think of blood shed and violence. It makes me think about when Livingstone tells a tribe leader that the best way to convert Africans to Christianity is by beating them with rhinoceros hide. It is scary to think that someone would beat another human until they are bloody just, so they can believe in your faith.

Creator

David Livingstone

Source

Missionary travels and researches in South Africa

Publisher

Harper and Brothers Publishers in New York

Date

1858

Contributor

Rahzizi Ishakarah

Rights

USC Archives & Special Collections: Call # DT731 .L742 1858

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Files

Rahzizi.jpg

Citation

David Livingstone, “Path of a Missionary ,” Black Britons in USC Archives & Special Collections, accessed July 21, 2017, http://uscblackbritons.omeka.net/items/show/27.