The fertility of enslaved women was examined by owners to make sure they were able to birth as many children as possible. Secretly, slaveowners would impregnate enslaved women and when the child was born and
The Gullah trace their heritage directly to the skilled rice farmers of Sierra Leone, West Africa. The Gullah dialect, customs and art survived undiluted for 100 years. One of the hallmark's of Gullah culture is sweet grass basket "sewing.
New Museum Depicts 'The Life Of A Slave From Cradle To The Tomb'
Whitney Plantation owner John Cummings has commissioned stark artwork for the site, including realistic statues of slave children found throughout the museum. Woodrow Nash's ceramic and bronze full figured slave children
Autobiography of a young 17 year old English bride. Wonderfully romantic story of the life of tea plantation owners in India during both World Wars. Previous pinned says: Personally my favorite book of all time.
34 Heartbreaking Photos Of Newly "Freed" Slaves During Reconstruction
An African-American family rents a small plot of property from a white plantation owner. Atlanta, Georgia. 1908. New York Public Library
Thomas Stone was a wealthy lawyer and plantation owner in Maryland who served diligently on the committee of confederation appointed by the Continental Congress. This committee eventually produced the Articles of Confederation, which was the ruling federal document from 1777 until the creation of the US Constitution in 1787. He died suddenly at the age of 45 in 1787.
Sexual Assault and Abuse During slavery, white male plantation owners, their sons, brothers and other male acquaintances raped Black women without fear of
How White Flight Ravaged the Mississippi Delta
For generations, plantation owners strove to keep black laborers on the farm and competing businesses out of town. Today, the towns faring best are the ones whose white residents stayed to reckon with their own history.