it really PISSES me off that i have to look to find out things like this. THIS IS A BIG DEAL THIS should be all over the news, especially since everyone in the mentions says they want to help but none of us know how)
Many Native Americans welcomed African Americans into their villages.
Even as slaves many African Americans became part of a family group, and
many intermarried with Native Americans – thus many later became
classified as Black Indians
Nancy Green a former slave, was employed in 1893 to promote the Aunt
Jemima brand by demonstrating the pancake mix at expositions and fairs.
She was a popular attraction because of her friendly personality, great
story-telling, and warmth. Green signed a lifetime contract with the
pancake company and her image was used for packaging and billboards.
Slave at Zanzibar Slave Market.
Extremely rare photo of packed slave merchant ship. SMH
A father stares at the hands of his five year-old daughter, which were
severed as a punishment for having harvested too little rubber. This is
what was happening in the Congo at the hands of the Belgians under King
Leopold. Let us be clear dear people who like to claim that because
their parents were immigrants to America they never benefited from the
slave trade. People were taken from Africa & exported as slaves to
other countries, but Africans were also enslaved & killed on the
SLAVE WHIPPING AS A BUSINESS. People who lived in Richmond would send
their slaves here for punishment. When any one wanted a slave whipped he
would send a note to that effect with the servant to the trader. Any
petty offense on the part of a slave was sufficient to subject the
offender to this brutal treatment. For this service the owner was
charged a certain sum for each slave, and the earnings of the traders
from this source formed a very large part of the profits of his
Mary Fields was born sometime around 1812 & was born a Slave in
Hickman County, TN. She was the first African American woman and the
second American woman to be employed as a mail carrier with the USPS.
She was able to hitch a team of six horses to a Stagecoach faster than
any other applicant & earned the nickname “Stagecoach Mary” because
of her reliability even in inclement weather that caused her to walk up
to ten miles in the snow to the Mail Depot. She never missed a day of