False: Belgium soldiers hanging a 7 year old black child in 1908

This photo has been circulating online with a false caption or story: “Belgium soldiers hanging a seven year old black child in 1908”.

Credit: Nanny Jack & Co. Archives

Katy Lee of AFP News posted the image and request to track down the origins of the photo via Twitter in April 2019.

Fake History Hunter managed to find the source and background information. Below is their Flickr post with more details. There are still some open questions. Please read their post and send possible further information via Flickr or Twitter (or drop a comment here).

NOT a Congo hanging in 1908
A post by Fake History Hunter on Flickr

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.