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African Americans on a plantation owned by J.J. Smith in Beaufort, South Carolina, 1862. Photo by T.H. O'Sullivan. Public domain.

Slavery: This is a photograph showing a group of Plantation Slaves. The photograph was taken on Smith's Plantation, Beaufort, South Carolina. It shows a group of about 30 slaves gathered around a large slave cabin. Photograph is by Timothy O'Sullivan.

When enslaved males turned 15 years old–and younger in some cases–they had their first inspection. Boys who were under-developed, had their testicles castrated and sent to the market or used on the farm. Each enslaved male was expected to get 12 females pregnant a year. The men were used for breeding for five years. One enslaved man name Burt produced more than 200 offspring, according to the Slave Narratives.

Slave Life — these were people being used as cheap labor, often overworked, mistreated, and underfed. Seen here is a slave family standing next to baskets of recently-picked cotton in the fields of a plantation near Savannah, Georgia in the

Slave Quarters, "The Oaks Plantation," Colbert County, Alabama. The original log cabin is said to have been built in the 1700's by Native Americans and is located nine miles south east of Tuscumbia, near Spring Valley. (Alex Bush photographer)   March 28, 1935.

Slave Quarters, "The Oaks Plantation," Colbert County, Alabama. The original log cabin is said to have been built in the by Native Americans and is located nine miles south east of Tuscumbia, near Spring Valley.

The old slave market

THE OLD SLAVE MARKET. This open-sided auction house is were men, women, families and children were ripped from each others arms, and sold like animals for to the highest bidder. How could any moral person find acceptance of this?

Historians state that about 260,000 enslaved Africans came from West Africa to the waters of the Charleston Harbor. A large amount of these enslaved Africans spent time on Sullivan’s Island. Sullivan’s Island was home to the notorious Pest Houses. Some historians say that half of all African-Americans have an ancestor that passed through Sullivan’s Island.

The Truth About Sullivan's Island and Slavery

Rarely Seen History: 22 Photos Showing Historical Racism In America

USA --- Wilson Chinn, a freed slave from Louisiana, poses with equipment used to punish slaves. Such images were used to set Northern resolve against slaveholders during the American Civil War. --- Image by © CORBIS

Extremely rare photo of packed slave merchant ship.  SMH, slave ship, history, horrific, photograph, photo b/w.

Rescued east African slaves crowd the deck of the HMS Daphne. - Extremely rare photo of packed slave merchant ship. Rescued slaves aboard HMS Daphne, a British Royal Navy vessel involved in anti-slave trade activities in the Indian Ocean, 1868

The children of slaves at “Uncle Gabriel’s Cabin,” 1860 -1900. Once “freed”, many of the former slaves and their children had no where to go and continued living on the property of their former slave masters.— at South Carolina.

The children of slaves at “Uncle Gabriel’s Cabin,” 1860 Once “freed”, many of the former slaves and their children had no where to go and continued living on the property of their former slave masters.— at South Carolina.

East African slaves aboard the HMS Daphne, a British Royal Navy vessel involved in anti-slave trade activities in the Indian Ocean, 1868.

East African slaves aboard the HMS Daphne, a British Royal Navy vessel involved in anti-slave trade activities in the Indian Ocean,

The state of Georgia has only ever electrocuted a single woman: African-American maid Lena Baker, put to death on March 5, 1945 for murdering her abusive employer.

Lena_Baker was an African American maid who was executed for murder by the State of Georgia in 1945 for killing her employer, Ernest Knight, in At her trial she said that he had imprisoned and threatened to shoot her should she try to leave

Image of a photographer with camera from a collection of 179 American tintype photographs, 1860s-90s  : swanngalleries.com

tuesday-johnson: ca. [tintype portrait of a gentleman with his camera, standing before a painted backdrop] via Artfact, Swann Auction Galleries

Except for her hairstyle, she looks so contemporary. Even her clothes wouldn't look extremely out of place, considering the eclectic fashions worn today.

Except for her hairstyle, she looks so contemporary. Even her clothes wouldn't look extremely out of place, considering the eclectic fashions worn today.

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