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  • Rachel Svoboda

    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 United states military. Heartbreaking

  • Jan den Dekker

    Black History Month - Zimbio After beatings, many African Americans would end up disfigured. This photo claims to be of a slave having been beaten, the identical photo is in on this board as being a photo of a man in the Holocaust as the result of medical experiments, you decide which, if either photo, is accurate.

  • 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

  • Garrett Zorigian

    Northern propaganda in the American Civil War. A former slave showing keloid scars from whipping. This famous photo was distributed by abolitionists.[37]

  • artsy Chica

    In the American Civil War the Union Army created Black Units from Black freemen from Northern States & escaped slaves. After the Army took over Baton Rouge, La; slaves from surrounding areas volunteered for service. One such volunteer was the former slave, Peter (Slaves often had no last name). He posed for the War Photo Dept telling the photographer: "Overseer Artayou Carrier whipped me. I was two months in bed from the whipping. Picture taken April 2, 1863

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  • Ann Ambers

    Thanks Chrissy P. It is so amazing to see this. I was raised as an only child by a distant cousin in Plaquemine, LA. I have learned that the Parkers came from England to Northern Louisiana, and many of the Blacks were sent to Madison Parish from there and on to other plantations in the Southern Part of Louisiana. My family were on one of several plantations owned by the Wilbert Family. If you have any information on the Star, Milly, Crescent or Myrtle Grove, please let me know. Thank you.

US Slave the demeaning collar around his neck was most likely because he was a runner ..making it harder to escape ..bells were often attached as well so he could be heard where ever he was

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Union Major General Benjamin Butler issued General Order Number 28 in New Orleans, Louisiana on May 15th 1862, calling for any woman insulting a Union soldier to be treated as a prostitute.

ca. 1863, USA --- Wilson Chinn, a freed slave from Louisiana, poses with equipment used to punish slaves. Such images were used to set Northern resolve against slaveholders during the American Civil War. --- Image by © CORBIS

In 1931 Sue Eakin, a white girl in Louisiana, saw a dusty, old book called "Twelve Years a Slave." She found a copy for herself a bit later - and spent 70 years rescuing it from obscurity and doggedly proving it was factual. "Her passion was history, getting the history out.” In 1968 she got it back into print. In 2007, at 88, she published an edition with maps and pictures. She wrote in the acknowledgments, “Now Solomon and I can rest.” Two years later, she died. A great story at the click.

Three generations of a Louisiana family; Grandmother can only speak Creole French; mother speaks French and English; boy only speaks English. Photo was taken in 1910.