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Brazilian slave photographed by Alberto Henschel. Abolishing slavery in Brazil in the 1880s impacted on Emperor Pedro's rule by alienating rich landowners.


Black Choctaw girl in Mississippi, ca. 19th century. The Choctaw Nation, along with The South, was involved in the enslavement of Africans in Mississippi. Even after the Confederacy had been defeated, surrendered, and slavery had effectively ended beginning in March 1865, slavery wasn’t officially abolished among the Choctaw Nations until 1866. It took a special treaty with the United States to permanently end slavery among the Choctaw. During the Civil War, the Choctaw had sided with the…

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'We Shall Overcome' Gesture

"Once upon a time freedom used to be life-" Mama feels strongly about people being freed.


Our Racist Forefathers The hypocrisy we learn as students is the hypocrisy we pass on when we teach later on. Free your mind, and always check "facts" taking two sets of notes.


In 1807 the slave trade was abolished in Britain, and in 1834 slavery itself was abolished throughout the British Empire - largely due to the work of William Wilberforce. In 1804 an independent Black African nation was established in Haiti - marking the end of slavery in the West Indies and Africa.


Puerto Ricans are black.....Leaders of the Puerto Rican abolitionist movement, including José Julián Acosta, Francisco Mariano Quiñones, Julio L. de Vizcarrondo, Ramón Emeterio Betances and Segundo Ruiz Belvis, waged a long struggle to end slavery on the island. On March 22, 1873, the Spanish National Assembly finally abolished slavery in Puerto Rico. The owners were compensated with 35 million pesetas per slave, and slaves were required to continue working for three more years.