Celia, A Slave, Trial (1855) For nineteen-year-old Celia, a Slave on a Missouri farm, five years of being repeatedly raped by her middle-aged owner was enough. On the night of June 23, 1855, she would later tell a reporter, "the Devil got into me" and she fatally clubbed her master as he approached her in her cabin. The murder trial of the slave Celia, raised questions about the rights of Slaves to fight back against the worst of Slavery's abuses. Celia died on the gallows Dec. 21, 1855.
Artist Stephen Hayes encountered an image of a slave ship diagram in a printmaking class that would eventually lead to Cash Crop, an installation of 15 life-sized sculptures on display at Charlotte's Harvey B. Gantt Center
This part of American History cannot be forgotten nor ignored. There has been compensation and conversations in reguards to the Native Americans, Jewish, and Japenese people that America felt responsible for it's poor actions (or lack there of) and mistakes, feeling obligated to award financial benefits. Why is this "The Black Holocaust" and it's decendents not properly recognized?
That is a lot of White folk BLM, some in the ranks were black too ... meanwhile you are still crying reparations when an overwhelming rate of black on black makes your claims look like small potatoes. It's either you don't care about black lives and you have an agenda, or you are racist and just hate white people. BOOM, truth bomb!