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History in Photos: Born in Slavery.  Ellen Butler ex-slave, Beaumont, Texas, 1937.

History in Photos: Born in Slavery. Ellen Butler ex-slave, Beaumont, Texas,

John Hanson a Moor was actually the first President of the United States, he served from 1781-1782 and he was black.The new country was actually formed on March 1,1781 with the adoption of The Articles of Confederation.Once the signing took place on 1781, a new President was needed to run the country.Hanson was chosen unanimously by congress.In fact, all other potential candidates refused to run against him,he was a major player in the revolution and an influential member of congress

John Hanson a Moor was actually the first President of the United States, he served from 1781-1782 and he was black.The new country was actually formed on March 1,1781 with the adoption of The Articles of Confederation.Once the signing took place on 1781, a new President was needed to run the country.Hanson was chosen unanimously by congress.In fact, all other potential candidates refused to run against him,he was a major player in the revolution and an influential member of congress

Lewis Jones , 86, was born a slave to Fred Tate , whe owned a large plantation on the Colorade River in Fayette Co., Texas. Lewis ' father was born a slave to H. Jones and was sold to Fred Tate , whe used him as a breeder to build up his slave stock. Lewis took his father's name after Emanicipation, and worked for twenty-three years in a cotton gin at La Grange. He came to Fort Worth in 1896 and worked for Armeur & Co. until 1931. Lewis lives at 3304 Leving Ave., Fort Worth, Texas.

LEWIS JONES, was born a slave in Fayette Co. Lewis' father was born a slave and was sold to Fred Tate, who used him as a breeder to build up his slave stock. Lewis took his father's name after Emancipation. (Texas Slave Narratives, ca.

Felix Haywood   is a temperamental and whimsical old Negro of San Antonio. Texas, who still sees the sunny side of his 92 years, in spite of his total blindness. He was born and bred a slave in St. Hedwig, Bexar Co., Texas, the son of slave parents bought in Mississippi by his master, William Gudlow . Before and during the Civil War he was a sheep herder and cowpuncher.

Felix Haywood is a temperamental and whimsical old Negro of San Antonio. Texas, who still sees the sunny side of his 92 years, in spite of his total blindness. He was born and bred a slave in St. Hedwig, Bexar Co., Texas, the son of slave parents bought in Mississippi by his master, William Gudlow . Before and during the Civil War he was a sheep herder and cowpuncher.

Betty Simmons , 100 er more, was born a slave to Leftwidge Carter , in Masadonia, Alabama. She was stolen when a child, sold to slave traders and later to a man in Texas, She now lives in Beaumont, Texas.

Betty Simmons , 100 er more, was born a slave to Leftwidge Carter , in Masadonia, Alabama. She was stolen when a child, sold to slave traders and later to a man in Texas, She now lives in Beaumont, Texas.

Fannie Brown    Fannie Brown , aged Negro of Waco, Texas, does not knew her age. She was born near Richmond. Virginia, a slave of the Koonce family. They sold her to Mrs. Margaret Taylor , of Belton, Texas, when Fannie was only five years old, and she never saw her mother again.,

The last faces of American slavery: Stunning pictures of men and women who were born into slavery and photographed more than 70 years after being freed By BETH STEBNER

LORENZA EZELL, Beaumont, Texas, Negro, was born in 1850 on the plantation of Ned Lipscomb, in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Lorenza is above the average in intelligence and remembers many incidents of slavery and Reconstruction days. He came to Brenham, Texas, in 1882, and several years later moved to Beaumont, where he lives in a little shack almost hidden by vines and trees.

LORENZA EZELL, Beaumont, Texas, Negro, was born in 1850 on the plantation of Ned Lipscomb, in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Lorenza is above the average in intelligence and remembers many incidents of slavery and Reconstruction days. He came to Brenham, Texas, in 1882, and several years later moved to Beaumont, where he lives in a little shack almost hidden by vines and trees.

Texas Slave Narrative | Mother ANNE CLARK, 112 years old, too crippled to walk, but a smile lights up the tired old eyes that still see to sew without glasses. I'll be 112 years old, come first day of June (1937). Bo'n in Mississippi. I had two marsters, but I've been free nearly 80 years. I was FREED in Memphis.

Texas Slave Narrative | Mother ANNE CLARK, 112 years old, too crippled to walk, but a smile lights up the tired old eyes that still see to sew without glasses. I'll be 112 years old, come first day of June (1937). Bo'n in Mississippi. I had two marsters, but I've been free nearly 80 years. I was FREED in Memphis.

Bridget “Biddy” Mason, born a slave in Mississippi in 1818, achieved financial success that enabled her to support her extended family for generations despite the fact that she was illiterate. In a landmark case she sued her master for their freedom, saved her earnings, invested in real estate, and became a well-known philanthropist in Los Angeles, California.

Bridget "Biddy" Mason (August 1818 in Hancock County, Georgia – January 1891 in Los Angeles, California) was an African American nurse, and a California real estate entrepreneur and philanthropist.

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