6 Black Savants Who Will Amaze You

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Genius comes in many forms. If you look around you can find people with extraordinary intellects and abilities in every community. Here are a few Black people from around the world who possess skills and abilities above and beyond the average person.

 

Artist Stephen Wiltshire completing a drawing from memory.
Artist Stephen Wiltshire completing a drawing from memory.

1.      Stephen Wiltshire

A British artist of West Indian descent, Wiltshire is known for his ability to draw detailed cityscapes completely from memory. Several of his most famous drawings of the New York City and Tokyo skylines, were done after only 20 minutes of viewing the cities from a helicopter.  

At the age of 3, Wiltshire was diagnosed as autistic, and spent the first few years of his life at Queensmill School in London. It was here that his amazing artistic abilities were discovered and teachers used his love for drawing to help him better relate to the world around him. 

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