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Sara Baartman (1789 – 1815) Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.   -George Santayana, 1863–1953, philosopher Sara “Saartjie” Baartman’s story is one that you’ll never forget.  The former South African slave from the Khoikhoi people traveled to London, England in 1810 to exhibit her body, after being promised fame and fortune.  She had large buttocks and an elongated labia, typical traits for some Khoisan women.  Sara was given the name “Hottentot Venus” and became...