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While performing with the group, Aida met her future husband, prominent vaudeville performer George Walker.
Catching Up :: This photo was taken at the FSIN Pow Wow in Saskatoon Saskatchewan. These ladies in their Ladies Traditional Dance regalia found a some time to catch up and share a moment with each other among the huge crowd of dancers :: by CindyLouPhotos
Young Slave During Civil War....another poor spirit of the past to account for. My grandfather and his 3 brothers fought for the Union they were also Quaker and did not believe in slavery. Three brothers returned one died during the war. They and thousands went to war to Free the people that were forced into slavery.
"Gens de Coleur Libres" Free People of Color New Orleans has a rich and significant legacy of being a city that once had 10's of thousands of Free Blacks, also known as "Gens de Coleur Libres". This rich and thriving Afro-French community was a noteworthy class of people. They were land owners, doctors, teachers, business owners, plantations owners, and artists. This unique social development can be attributed to the tradition of French colonialism.
The Dutch captured the British colony of Suriname during the Second Anglo-Dutch War(1667), and it was developed as a plantation slave society. It was a primary destination for the Dutch slave trade, yet unusually it never experienced a general slave rebellion. The regime was one of extreme and deliberate brutality, even by the standards of the time.
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 Slaves.