There is a new film coming soon (Belle) inspired by the life of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the first black woman to be introduced to high society in Georgian times.  Dido Elizabeth Belle (1761-1804) was an illegitimate daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay and an African woman known as Belle.

A film (Belle) inspired by the life of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the first black woman to be introduced to high society in Georgian times. Dido Elizabeth Belle was an illegitimate daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay and an African woman known as Belle.

Dido Elizabeth Belle (1761-1804) was the daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay and an enslaved African woman known as Maria Belle. Dido was recognised by her father and raised by his family in Scotland receiving the most complete education for a lady of her time.

Unknown Swiss Artist (previously attributed to Jean Etienne Liotard) Portrait of a Young Woman Switzerland (c. pastel on paper 16 x 12 ¾ in. x cm) Saint Louis Art Museum

feminhistory:  Oil on canvas, previously attributed to Johann Zoffany, 1779;  Dido Elizabeth Belle is depicted here with her cousin Elizabet...

feminhistory: “ Oil on canvas, previously attributed to Johann Zoffany, “ Dido Elizabeth Belle is depicted here with her cousin Elizabeth Murray. This painting scandalised many of it’s century audience due to its portrayal of Belle, a.

Admiral Sir John Lindsay KB (1737 – 4 June 1788) was a British naval officer of the 18th century, and the father of Dido Elizabeth Belle.

Admiral Sir John Lindsay KB – 4 June was a British naval officer of the century, and the father of Dido Elizabeth Belle Lindsay.

Sir John Lindsay and Dido Elizabeth Belle - Matthew Goode and Cara Jenkins in Belle, set between 1765 and 1783 (2013).

Sir John Lindsay and Dido Elizabeth Belle - Matthew Goode and Cara Jenkins in Belle, set between 1765 and 1783

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins receive a ticker-tape parade in New York City. Mayor John Lindsay waves to the crowd from the limo. August 13, 1969.

SEE THE PHOTOS! Historic New York ticker tape parades

AUGUST Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins receive a ticker-tape parade in New York City. Mayor John Lindsay waves to the crowd from the limo. Photo: NY Daily News Archive via Getty

John Lindsay, Ed Koch and the end of liberalism

John Lindsay, Ed Koch and the end of liberalism

Remembering when a Democrat turned right to lead New York City

Unknown (formerly att. Johann Zoffany), Dido Elizabeth Belle, Scotland (1779), oil on canvas (detail)

medievalpoc: “ Unknown (formerly att. Johann Zoffany) Dido Elizabeth Belle Scotland oil on canvas Scone Palace, Perth (private collection of the Earl of Mansfield) Although this painting falls.

De Blasio is just like John Lindsay — and it’s not a compliment

As fate would have it, the poll showing Mayor de Blasio’s lowest approval ratings ever arrived Monday, the anniversary of John V. Lindsay’s.

Florence Henderson: John Lindsay Gave Me Crabs

Florence Henderson: Former NYC Mayor Gave Me Crabs

New York City saw the continuation of a steep decline under the mayorship of John Lindsay, who reigned over the city from Teachers went on str.

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