Michael Ohajuru was a successful senior executive in the mobile communications industry before retiring in February 2013 to carry out voluntary work in the Arts and for the Black community. Born in Liverpool, England he holds honours degrees in Physics (Leeds University, 1974) and Art History (Open University, 2008). He is an Arts blogger who specializes in the Black African presence in Renaissance Europe in particular the Black Magus in Adorations images from the period. He regularly writes on these matters and also speaks on those themes at the Victoria & Albert Museum (where his work is referenced), the British Library and other institutions.
Statue of St. Maurice c. 1240-1250, Magdeburg Cathedral of St. Maurice and St. Catherine, Author Unknown, Pictures @ 1979 Menil Foundation, Houston, Texas Image Courtesy of the Menil Foundation St. Maurice is commemorated throughout churches in modern Germany as a black African dressed as a … Read MoreSt. Maurice (ca. 250-ca. 287)