Black History Month starts in America this Thursday. This annual celebration involves a lot of reflection upon African-American people of the past, some of whom were in positions of authority, including the military. The "Black Admiral" was an example of this; it was a painting of an African-American navy leader during the 18th century--which was very rare for a work of art because Blacks were usually shown in negative stereotypes back then.
It turned out too good to be true. Last year, an art restoration revealed: he's White!
'BLACK ADMIRAL' PAINTING FOUND TO BE A FRAUD