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Slave who gave birth to her slave owners child from rape, then to be talked to badly by her own child not giving away that was her mother This picture is of a slave and the child she gave birth to being raised as white by the slave owners wife as she was childless... The children did not know of this situation so treated there own birth mothers  badly.

rare tintype of Baltimore slave Martha Ann “Patty” Atavis and Alice Lee Whitridge, the young girl she cared for, was probably taken in 1860

See the American Civil War in Color Photographs

See the American Civil War in Color Photographs

John Brown    http://www.archives.gov/research/military/civil-war/photos/images/civil-war-129.jpg

John Brown first came to St. Catharines BME church in Canada to recruit men for the attack on Harper's Ferry to abolish slavery.the attack failed and he was hanged for treason. He was hailed for his efforts and passion to end slavery.

ca. 1862 Caption: Taylor slave of Col Hamilton as he arrived at the fort.

This photo breaks my heart! 1862 Caption: Taylor slave of Col Hamilton as he arrived at the fort.

Former slaves in Canada

This group of fugitive slaves escaped to freedom in Canada on the Underground Railroad and took up residence in Windsor Ontario, Canada. The image was collected by Ohio State University professor Wilbur H. Siebert ~ Photo from the Ohio Historical Archive.

Thomas Fuller; African slave and mathematician 1710-1790. | In most discussions of people with extraordinary powers of mental calculation, there is some mention of Thomas Fuller, an African, shipped to America in 1724 as a slave at the age of 14. He was born in 1710 Africa somewhere between present day Liberia and Benin. Late in his life his remarkable powers of calculation made him a tool of abolitionists due demonstrate blacks are not mentally inferior to whites. [Read more...]

Thomas Fuller, African slave and mathematician Thomas Fuller was an African, shipped to America as a slave in He had remarkable powers of calculation, and late in his life was discovered by.

classicladiesofcolor:  Young Katherine Dunham and her brother, Albert Dunham Jr., ca. 1920. (Missouri Historical Society Photographs and Prints Collection)

Young Katherine Dunham and her brother, Albert Dunham Jr. (Missouri Historical Society Photographs and Prints Collection).

1869 Robert Freeman Tanner becomes the first African American to earn a dental degree (Harvard University). In the same year, Howard University Law School becomes the United States’ first Black law school.

George Franklin Grant was a professor at Harvard. He was born in Oswego, New York to former slaves. After receiving his degree in he became a faculty member at Harvard, in the School of Mechanical Dentistry, where he served for 19 years.

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