Esquivel y Suarez de Urbina, Antonio Maria (Spanish) Rafaela Flores Calderon as a girl
On a summer’s day in 1798, María Rafaela Whitten stood in the doorway of a house in St. Augustine, Fla., owned by Don José Sánchez, one of the wealthiest Spanish planters in the community. Whitten, a free black woman in her early 40...
nataliakoptseva: Detail of a miniature of Dante and Beatrice ascending to the Heaven of Mars. Illustrations for Dante’s Divine Comedy