Vintage African American Photos
I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me. Muhammad Ali
SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1905 (22) "I doubt the photographer intended it, but his image of two children still 'behind bars' at the opened gate is filled with allegory about the true situation of the freed slaves." Photographed at the old Goose Creek Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina. Plantations, American South, Goos Creek, Wrought Iron Gates, Creek Plantat, Children, Deep South, North Carolina, Charleston South Carolina
Portrait of unidentified WWI soldier, ca. 1917. He is holding a U.S. model 1917 Enfield rifle. Although this great nation has not always been there for us, we have always been there for our nation.
SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900 (17)
Black people did not come to this country seeking a better life. They were kidnapped from their homes in Africa, dragged in chains and loaded onto slave ships--treated not like human beings but like things, commodities to be traded and used to enrich others. ("And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." - Matthew 4:19) African Americans, Native Americans, Black Slavery, Black People, Slave Ship, African American Slavery, Forget, Black Histori, African History
Photo Archives -- Ex Slaves (19th & early 20th Century Photos)
Lets be clear. There is no such person as a slave, ex-slave, or children of slaves. We were ENSLAVED. There is a great difference. Referring to our ancestors as slaves implies that this was something that they simply were. Enslavement is imposed. SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900 (14)...group of cotton pickers in Florida.
Liberated slaves were treated as contraband or captured property at this time. The confiscation act of 1861 allowed seizing Confederate property but did not clarify the fate of captured slaves. One Union general gained notoriety for general order No. 11 which freed all slaves in areas under his control. President Lincoln countermanded this order amid concerns of the political consequences in four slave holding border states that remained in the Union.
Model wears a slave bell rack, a used slave owners to handicap a runaway slave. Originally topped by a bell which rang when the slave attempted to run away, it was attached around the neck. 1930's photo of a 18th-19th century object.
Clark Doll Test, 1940s. The Clarks gave black children in integrated and segregated schools two dolls that differed only in skin color. The black children consistently said the white doll was prettier, better, and the one they wanted to play with. In 2006 Kiri Davis did the experiment over again, with the same results.
Civil Rights: The Surge Forward: 1954-1960
Ruby Dee (born 27 October 1924) is an Academy Award nominated American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and activist. Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were
Kimi Seymour, 27, of New Orleans, takes a break along Interstate 10 as she walked along the highway on Sept. 1, 2005. Seymour was displaced from her New Orleans home by Hurricane Katrina. This photo was included in the winning entry of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography. Photo: Irwin Thompson New Orleans, Break, News Photographi, Hurrican Katrina, Pulitzer Prize Photography, Interst 10, Pulitz Prize, Pulitzer Prize Photos, Hurricane Katrina
"Kimi Seymour, 27, of New Orleans, takes a break along Interstate 10 as she walked along the highway on Sept. 1, 2005. Seymour was displaced from her New Orleans home by Hurricane Katrina. This photo was included in the winning entry of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography. Photo: Irwin Thompson"
Five years after Katrina
Gregory Oliver Hines - (February 14, 1946 - August 9, 2003)
After a Public Beating.
My Life... Certainly.
African American Soprano, Sissieretta Jones, born Matilda Sissieretta Joyner, Taken 1889