Rest in peace, O pioneer!
"For the benefit of Mr. Kite, there will be a show tonight on trampoline.
The Hendersons will all be there, late of Pablo Fanque’s fair—what a scene”
Fans of the Beatles will recognize the lyrics to this little song from Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. What you may not know is that Pablo Fanque was a Black Briton who owned a circus in Victorian England.