“Black people did not "come to this country seeking a better life.” They were kidnapped from their homes in Africa, dragged in chains and loaded onto slave ships–treated not like human beings but like things, commodities to be traded and used to.
Peter, a slave in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, photographed with his intense whipping scars on April “Overseer Artayou Carrier whipped me. I was two months in bed sore from the whipping. My master come after I was whipped; he discharged the overseer.
LEST WE FORGET.Some of the most heartbreaking — pictures made between 1861 and while battles raged between the North and the South. Pictured: A former slave reveals the scars on his back from whippings before he escaped to become a Union soldier.
Booker T Washington (April 1856 – November was an African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor to Republican presidents. He was the dominant leader in the African-American community in the United States from 1890 to
Rare Photo of Slave Children Found in NC attic A haunting photo found in a North Carolina attic shows a young black child named John, barefoot and wearing ragged clothes, perched on a barrel next to another unidentified young boy.