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Cape Coast Castle, Inner Courtyard, Ghana (slaves were kept here before going to the New World)

Cape Coast Castle, Inner Courtyard, Ghana (slaves were kept here before going to the New World) I traveled to Ghana,and Was given a tour of this place!

I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.” Harriet Tubman 1820-1913

Harriet Tubman - An American woman who escaped from slavery in the South to become a leading abolitionist before the American Civil War. She led hundreds of slaves to freedom in the North along the route of the Underground Railroad.

Great Sale of Slaves

Announcement for an 1855 slave auction in Kentucky. I, by no means, would ever support slavery. Unfortunately it is a piece of history that we can't forget. This is the reality of slavery.

"When I found that I crossed that line, I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such glory over everything; the sun came like gold through the trees, and over the fields, and I felt like I was in Heaven." - Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman: Freed thousands of slaves and could have freed more if only they were aware they were slaves

Map of slavery in USA, 1830

1830 Map depicting density of slavery in the USA chief slave states Virginia Carolinas Alabama Georgia Florida Mississippi & Louisiana

A Jamaican slave revolt, 1759

The Counter-Revolution of Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America, Gerald Horne

It was mandated that only one breast could be used to feed the white child...if she switched up and let both black and white babies suckle from the same breast, she could be whipped because it was like them sharing the same water fountain. She wasn't a paid wet nurse who chose this profession, she was an enslaved woman who had to feed all of the white babies first and her child last. if her milk went dry, the slave owner brought another woman, and the enslaved women's children went hungry.

She wasn't a paid wet nurse who chose this profession, she was an enslaved woman who had to feed all of the white babies first and her child last. if her milk went dry, the slave owner brought another woman, and the enslaved women's children went hungry.