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Photographs taken on slave ships are rare. This one was taken underhand by Marc Ferrez in 1882 aboard a French slave vessel Rio de Janeiro inbound.

A former slave reveals the scars on his back from whippings before he escaped 1863

Escaped slave displays wounds from torture His photo serves as an everlasting memory of this painful history our country has. May we never forget, and may we never (similarly) repeat our mistakes.

On This Day 1904:  Mary McLeod Bethune opens her first school for African-American students in Daytona Beach, Florida. The school eventually became Bethune-Cookman University and Bethune went on to become an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Mary McLeod Bethune opens her first school for African-American students in Daytona Beach, Florida. The school eventually became Bethune-Cookman University and Bethune went on to become an advisor to President Franklin D.

This is definitely a must see... the Door of No Return, Cape Coast, Ghana (for many the last stop in Africa before being shipped for slavery in the Americas)

The Cruelty Of Man: Read the story and see 23 photos of a visit to Cape Coast, Ghana by TravelPod member

Slaves aboard a slave ship - 1800s

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

Harriet  Tubman, an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War. Born into slavery.

Harriet Tubman became famous as a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad during the turbulent Born a slave on Maryland's eastern shore, she endured the harsh existence of a field hand, including brutal beatings. In 1849 she fled slavery, despite a

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"STRANGE FRUIT" "During the period 1880 to 1940 lynching had become a common method used by white people to terrorize black people"

The Stolen Generation. Young Australian children taken from their families because the were mixed race. They called them Half-Caste, they were placed in orphanages some never to be returned to their families. This practice went on up until 1970.

Until young mixed-race Aboriginal Australian children -- called Half-Caste -- rised being taken from their families & placed in orphanages, some never to be returned to their families

Redd Foxx Death | The NAACP called it a lynching , but unlike most lynchings this one ...

Emmett Till

1955 in Mississippi, Emmitt Till's mother had an open casket funeral so that everyone could see the savage thing that had been done. Jet magazine printed pictures, pictures burned into the brain of probably every grown black American of the time.

british-suffragette-emmeline-pankhurst-everett

Political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote. She founded the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) in Manchester. She was arrested,

Photos discovered frozen in block of ice… Alexander Stevens on the  Aurora, 100-Year-Old box of negatives photos, discovered frozen in block of  Antarctica's ice,

Photos discovered frozen in block of ice…

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The Breeding of American Slaves: True Stories of American Slave Breeding and Slave Babies by Stephen Ashley This book is researched from the slave narratives that were collected in the 1930s as part...

The Breeding of American Slaves: True Stories of American Slave Breeding and Slave Babies by Stephen Ashley This book is researched from the slave narratives that were collected in the as part.

Dont try and tell me about my people...I have family pictures to prove it!

BLACK INDIANS Book By William Loren Katz, /NATIVE American have a rich history that often goes ignored, unnamed, and abused. Their history spans the Americas, and their stories are unique to the fabric of multiculturalism.

Black Genocide in Wilmington

PRESS THE VISIT BUTTON November 1898 - Two days after the local elections in Wilmington, NC, the democratically elected and biracial government was overthrown by Democratic Party White Supremacists. Over white men participated in an attack on th

British Paintings: Childhood And Child Labour In The British Industrial Revolution

Britain's child slaves: They started at lived off acorns and had nails put through their ears for shoddy work. - Childhood and Child Labour in The British Industrial Revolution by Professor Jane Humphries

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