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    Three different photographs of Peter, a slave from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, ca. 1863. The scars are a result of a whipping by his overseer Artayou Carrier, who was subsequently fired by the master. It took two months to recover from the beating. These photographs were widely distributed in the North during the war. Also called "Gordon", Peter later enlisted in the Union Army.

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    • Rick Pechonick

      Black History Month - Zimbio After beatings, many African Americans would end up disfigured. A very dark time in American history.

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      Scars of a whipped slave (April 2, 1863, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Original caption: "Overseer Artayou Carrier whipped me. I was two months in bed sore from the whipping. My master come after I was whipped; he discharged the overseer. The very words of poor Peter, taken as he sat for his picture."

    • Margy

      Scars of a whipped slave (April 2, 1863, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Original caption: "Overseer Artayou Carrier whipped me. I was two months in bed sore from the whipping. My master come after I was whipped; he discharged the overseer. The very words of poor Peter, taken as he sat for his picture." WE can NEVER afford to forget this portion of our history, it's hard and ugly, but a fact.

    • The Pink Chaos

      Scars of a whipped slave, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, 2 April 1863. Original caption: “Overseer Artayou Carrier whipped me. I was two months in bed sore from the whipping. My master come after I was whipped; he discharged the overseer. The very words of poor Peter, taken as he sat for his picture.” Source: National Archives and Records Administration

    • Melanie Davis

      The Civil War, Part 2: The People - In Focus - The Atlantic Three different photographs of Peter, a slave from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, ca. 1863. The scars are a result of a whipping by his overseer Artayou Carrier, who was subsequently fired by the master. It took two months to recover from the beating. These photographs were widely distributed in the North during the war. Also called "Gordon", Peter later enlisted in the Union Army.

    • yolande jones

      Scars of a whipped slave - 1863 Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I wonder what misdemeaner he committed?

    • Shantha Bunyan

      English: Scars of a whipped slave (April 2, 1863, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Original caption: "Overseer Artayou Carrier whipped me. I was two months in bed sore from the whipping. My master come after I was whipped; he discharged the overseer. The very words of poor Peter, taken as he sat for his picture." Français : Cicatrices de flagellation sur un esclave, (2 avril 1863, Bâton-Rouge, Louisiane, États-Unis). Légende originale : « Le contremaître Artayou Carrier m'a fouetté. À la suite d...

    • Patricia j McCarthy

      Scars of a whipped slave - 1863 Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The fucken Liberty!!!

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