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27 MILLION people are enslaved today; that's TWICE the amount of people ever forced to work from the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Start a conversation today and let your friends know that slavery did NOT end in 1865. Spread the word and share with friends! Thanks to the State Library and Archives of Florida for the original photo!

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Slave children

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.

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White slaves New Orleans

1860 -1900 (17)..A beautiful image of a one room colored school in Fruit Cove, FL....SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, sometime between mid to late 1870s-1880s

Runaway Slave reward poster, November 1858. Congress voted to let slave hunters go into Northern states & kidnap runaway slaves from the street or from their homes. If a freed slave didn't carry papers from a former master saying they were legally freed, they could be taken. Escaped slaves in the North had to move around to avoid slave catchers.

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Did you know what Japan did in World War II…

Japanese atrocities from WWII - I'm not trying to be vindictive here; I'm not that kind of person and I have NOTHING against Japan or Japanese people today. But history is what it is - and history hurts. Click the pin to read the rest.

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"'Oh! How I love the old flag.' Rebecca, A Slave Girl from New Orleans", 1863-64. In 1863 and 1864, eight former slaves toured the northern states to raise money for impoverished African-American schools in New Orleans; four children with mixed-race ancestry and pale complexions were deliberately included to evoke sympathy from white northerners. Photographs of Charles Taylor, Rebecca Huger, Rosina Downs, and Augusta Broujey were mass-produced and sold as part of the campaign.

One hour of American slavery is fraught with more misery than ages of that which we rose in rebellion to oppose. by Boston Public Library,

Cudjo Lewis (1841–1935) is considered the LAST survivor of the last SLAVE SHIP to enter the United States. He was born around 1841 to a Yoruba family in the Banté region of Dahomey (today Benin).

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"White and black slaves from New Orleans", 1863-64. In 1863 and 1864, eight former slaves toured the northern states to raise money for impoverished African-American schools in New Orleans; four children with mixed-race ancestry and pale complexions were deliberately included to evoke sympathy from white northerners.

SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900 (21)...........Free at last, behind a fence

"July 24th, 1769, To be sold on Thursday the third day of August next, a cargo of ninety-four prime, healthy Negroes, consisting of thirty-nine men, fifteen boys, twenty-four women, and sixteen girls." [click on this image to find a documentary which connects the slave trade and modern day white privilege in the United States]

victims in slavery. Get educated. Don't stay in the darkness of this issue. Your ignorance is not bliss for the 27 million people who are enslaved today!

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Rebecca, Charley and Rosa 1863 mixed race ancestry. New Orleans Historic Photographs Of "White" Slaves

Slavery: The Arabic-speaking countries remain the world's foremost refuge of slavery, from child and sex trafficking in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states to actual chattel slavery in Sudan and Mauritania. Indeed, Islamists throughout the Middle East have had no qualms advocating the legalization of slavery.

John C. Robinson, The Brown Condor - Born in Florida in 1903 and raised in Mississippi, Robinson graduated from the Tuskegee Institute in 1924. He went on to head Selassie's Ethiopian Air Force in the 1930s and to teach at Tuskegee in the 1930s and 40s. He died in 1954 due to burns incurred during the engine failure and crash of his training plane. (Information via Oxford African American Studies Center. Illustration via Nick Derington on Flickr)

Full length portrait, young AFrican American girl standing by a tassled chair, holding doll and handle of baby doll carriage, ca. 1870. Randolph L. Simpson African-American collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Vintage African American photography <3