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"Slave Boy Brought to Waterbury from Bucks Hill by Aunt Ella Johnson's Second Husband (Whelan)" Ninth-plate ambrotype, circa 1855 The Face of Slavery & Other African American Photographs -- American Museum of Photography

Unidentified Photographer: "Slave Boy Brought to Waterbury from Bucks Hill by Aunt Ella Johnson's Second Husband (Whelan)" Ninth-Plate Ambrotype, circa 1855

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.

A Black Woman Speaks of White Womanhood by Beah Richards “You were afraid to nurse your young lest fallen breast offend your master’s sight and he should flee to firmer loveliness. And so you passed them, your children, on to me. Flesh that was your flesh and blood that was your blood drank the sust...A Black Woman Speaks of White Womanhood by Beah Richards “You were afraid to nurse your young lest fallen breast offend your master’s sight and he should flee to firmer loveliness. And so you…

A Black Woman Speaks of White Womanhood by Beah Richards “You were afraid to nurse your young lest fallen breast offend your master’s sight and he should.

White men raping black women went on for centuries.This slave gave birth to her white 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 her own birth mother 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

Mr. & Mrs. Craft. She was very fair & posed as a white man and her husband who was dark posed as her slave. Together they escaped as master and slave as passengers on a riverboat.They escaped North and went to England until after the Civil War.

The 5 Most Badass Ways People Escaped from Slavery

Ellen and William Craft - famous fugitive slave couple who escaped from macon, ga. Ellen, because of her apperance would pose as a white man and william as her servant

Post Mortem Drummer boy. Held up by stand - No, just a healthy good looking drummer boy!

Tintype portrait of Alfred H. Lathrop Lathrop was a drummer boy in Company D, Wisconsin Infantry. via: Civil War Collection, Wisconsin Historical Society see more: Wisconsin Faces, Wisconsin Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission

Helen and Henry Walker, Twin siblings, the female child being Albino seen here in promotional pitchcard for Burnell's Museum in Louisiana 1866.

Helen Ann Windman Walker, the white negro girl, as exhibited at Burnell's Museum, 1866

"I have borne 13 children, and seen most sold off to slavery. And when I cried out with a mother's grief, none heard me but Jesus!" quote from "Ain't I A Woman?" by Sojourner Truth

"I have borne 13 children, and seen most sold off to slavery. And when I cried out with a mother's grief, none heard me but Jesus!" quote from "Ain't I A Woman?" by Sojourner Truth Slavery was so sad. How could we treat people this way in the South.

Fredrick Douglas "Fritz" Pollard -The first African American head coach in NFL history. Walden University  http://waldenu.edu

Frederick Douglass "Fritz" Pollard (January 1894 – May was the first African American head coach in the National Football League (NFL).

Young Slave During Civil War

Young Slave During Civil War And the Old South fought to keep these poor people enslaved, to enrich their own holdings.

Slave Holding Future Owner (No wonder white people in the US are paranoid and screaming for weapons - the country is built on blood and violence on black people and native americans... Boooo! You  must make amends!

Slave Holding Future Owner (No wonder white people in the US are paranoid and screaming for weapons - the country is built on blood and violence on black people and native americans. You must make amends!

The Rape of Recy Taylor Looks Back at a Horrific but Largely Forgotten Case From the Jim Crow South

The Rape of Recy Taylor Looks Back at a Horrific but Largely Forgotten Case From the Jim Crow South

Vivien Thomas, cardiac surgery pioneer, 1940's, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0386792/?ref_=nv_sr_1 . OP: Saw the movie about this guy. Really good. It was Severus Snape and Mos Def fighting hate by fixing hearts. Good watch.

Vivien Thomas, cardiac surgery pioneer. 1940's.

Vivien Thomas, cardiac surgery pioneer, Vivien Theodore Thomas was an African-American surgical technician who developed the procedures used to treat blue baby syndrome in the

Joseph Douglass (Frederick Douglass' grandson), Fannie Douglass (sitting), Blanche Douglass and Frederick Douglass III - Copyright © 2014 by Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives.  All rights reserved.

Joseph Douglass (Frederick Douglass' grandson), Fannie Douglass (sitting), Blanche Douglass and Frederick Douglass III - Copyright © 2014 by Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives. All rights reserved.

chubachus: “ Daguerreotype portrait of a group of unidentified young men and children, American, c. 1848. ”

chubachus: “ Daguerreotype portrait of a group of unidentified young men and children, American, c. 1848. ”

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