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Caption: "These children were subjected to horrible conditions as young chimney sweeps." [...]

Caption: "These children were subjected to horrible conditions as young chimney sweeps.

Reed Bontecou's groundbreaking photography used a new medium to bring attention to the wounds of war

These Eerie Civil War Photos Changed How the U.S. Saw Veterans

Photographs of injured American Civil War soldiers created by Reed B. Bontecou, a New York surgeon who played a key role in documenting the very many casualties of the Civil War battlefields.

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Corpus christi history essay format Sample essay for college scholarships. Richard vella and helen english.

These are the sons of a prominent white family posing with their "Mammy,"who was born into slavery. The former brick slave house was behind the main house on South Tryon Street, Charlotte North Carolina.  circa 1890s. (Dr. Dan L. Morrill)

These are the sons of a prominent white family posing with their "Mammy,"who was born into slavery. The former brick slave house was behind the main house on South Tryon Street, Charlotte North Carolina.

Einstein,“There is separation of colored people from white people in the United States," he said. “That separation is not a disease of colored people. It is a disease of white people. And, I do not intend to be quiet about it.” Denouncing racism and segregation and becoming a huge proponent of civil rights even before the term became fashionable. Einstein was a member of several civil rights groups. Happy Birthday Albert Einstein!" Craig Lowery II for Last Words.

Einstein,“There is separation of colored people from white people in the United States," he said. “That separation is not a disease of colored people. It is a disease of white people. And, I do not intend to be quiet about it.

Marie Scott March 14, 1914.  A white mob of at least a dozen males, yanked 17 yo Marie Scott from jail, threw a rope over her head as she screamed & hung her from a telephone pole in Wagoner County, OK. A few days earlier, 2 drunken white men broke Into her home as she was dressing. They locked themselves in her room & raped her. Her brother hearing her screams for help, kicked down the door, killed 1 guy & ran. The white mob couldn't her brother so they lynched her.

Marie Scott a white mob of at least a dozen males, yanked 17 yo Marie out and lynched because the couldn't lynch her brother who had come to her defence .Two drunken white men were raping her.

'Wilson, Branded Slave from New Orleans' 1863

exhibition: ‘photography and the american civil war’ at the metropolitan museum of art, new york Charles Paxson (American, active New York, 'Wilson, Branded Slave from New Orleans' 1863

Vesicovaginal fistula was a catastrophic complication of childbirth among 19th century American women. The first consistently successful operation for this condition was developed by Dr J Marion Sims, an Alabama surgeon who carried out a series of experimental operations on black slave women between 1845 and 1849. They have a statue of him in New York, they call him 'The Father of Gynocology'

the horrors of history: J. Marion Sims is called “the Father of Gynecology” due to his experiments on enslaved women in Alabama who were often submitted as guinea pigs by their plantation owners who could not use them for sexual pleasure.

The man who was caged in a zoo In 1904, Ota Benga was kidnapped from Congo and taken to the US, where he was exhibited with monkeys. His appalling story reveals the roots of a racial prejudice that still haunts us...

The man who was caged in a zoo

The man who was caged in a zoo In Ota Benga was kidnapped from Congo and taken to the US, where he was exhibited with monkeys and his teeth were filed. His appalling story reveals the roots of a racial prejudice that still haunts us.

"One of the near-white child slaves 'auctioned' by the Reverend Henry Ward Beecher. These light-complexioned captives terrified some white Americans into glimpsing slavery's hidden face. Courtesy of the Photographs and Prints Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations." Photo c. 1848.

"One of the near-white child slaves 'auctioned' by the Reverend Henry Ward Beecher. These light-complexioned captives terrified some white Americans into glimpsing slavery's hidden face.

Carl Maxie Brashear was the first African American to become a U.S. Navy Master Diver, rising to the position in 1970.  Service/branch	United States Navy Years of service	1948-1979

Carl Maxie Brashear (January 1931 – July was a United States Navy sailor. He was the first African American to become a U. Navy Master Diver, rising to the position in 1970 despite also having an amputated left leg.

The last shipload of African slaves arrived in Mobile, Alabama on July 8, 1860, a mere six months before Alabama seceded from the Union, leading to the start of the Civil War.  Or that four years later those same Africans, still unable to speak much English, were set free.  In the turmoil and upheaval of Reconstruction, they established a community, which they called African Town, on the banks of the Mobile River, and for a brief time they thrived.

The last shipload of African slaves arrived in Mobile, Alabama on July

Photo of a group of 30 plantation slaves gathered around a large slave cabin located on Smith's Plantation, Beaufort, South Carolina.

Slavery: This is a photograph showing a group of Plantation Slaves. The photograph was taken on Smith's Plantation, Beaufort, South Carolina. It shows a group of about 30 slaves gathered around a large slave cabin. Photograph is by Timothy O'Sullivan.

A rare photograph of a group of women sitting on piles of cotton with two white male overseers. Entitled "Freedom on the Plantation" circa 1863-1866. Robin Stanford Collection, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University.

A post-war South Carolina scene at a cotton gin at the Knox Plantation. (Robin Stanford Collection/Courtesy of Library of Congress)

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