African pygmies at World's Fair
June 30, 1904: A group of African Pygmies arrived at the World's Fair in St. Louis as part of an anthropology exhibit. Ota Benga (second from left) became the best known of the group. After the fair, he was displayed alongside apes for about a month in the Monkey House at the Bronx Zoo, to his and widespread public outrage. After years of failed attempts to assimilate into American culture, he shot and killed himself in 1916. Read more of his story here.