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Ellen Payne Age 88    Born in Slavery:Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers’Project,1936-1938 contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves. These narratives were collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers’Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and assembled and microfilmed in 1941 as the seventeen-volume Slave Narratives:A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former…

Ellen Payne Age 88 Born in Slavery:Slave Narratives from the Federal contains more than first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves. These narratives were collected in the

Slaves working with cotton . . how can people in good conscience justify "owning" a human being?

Slaves working with cotton, un-paid labor forcibly bestowed on them by the white man.

Britain’s Biggest Secret - The Black Victorians. Who were the Black Victorians? Mainstream history has virtually erased them from our minds and history books. We have been filled with images of slavery in America and across the world, but why is it that this chapter in black history was skipped? Why isn’t it equally common knowledge that in the midst of all of that darkness there was light, also. Never before seen photos were uncovered, giving us over 200 images of glances into our past.

Britain’s Biggest Secret - The Black Victorians. Who were the Black Victorians? Never before seen photos were uncovered, giving us over 200 images of glances into our past.

Slavery in the United States began soon after English colonists first settled Virginia in 1607 and lasted as a legal institution until the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1865. It continues illegally to this day.    Before the widespread establishment of chattel slavery, much labor was organized under a s...

Slavery in the United States began soon after English colonists first settled Virginia in 1607 and lasted as a legal institution until the passage of the Thi.

History of the African Slave Trade in America Infographic

History of the African slave trade in early America Infographic. This slavery timeline covers 3 centuries of key historical events in early America &

Chronology On The History Of Slavery And Racism: 1790 - 1829

Chronology On The History Of Slavery And Racism: 1790 - 1829

History of slavery is older than the first civilizations; Here, slaves working in a mine, Ancient Greece.

Slaves working in a mine. The sustenance provided by slaves meant that citizens had free time to participate in politics.

Aiding in the abolition of slavery is Harriett Beecher Stowe's, Uncle Tom's Cabin. According to legend, Abraham Lincoln greeted Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1862 by saying "So you're the little woman who wrote the book that started this great [Civil] war." Truly one of history's finest depiction of American slavery.

March Uncle Tom’s Cabin publishedOn this day in American author Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin was published. Previously published as a serial in the anti-slavery.

America's first slavery museum shifts is focus from the masters to the slaves. The Whitney Plantation in Wallace, Louisiana.

Unlike many plantation tours, which lionize wealthy white slaveowners, the Whitney Plantation in Louisiana tells the violent history of slavery from the perspective of the people who were chained, maimed, and molested.

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