Rebecca, Augusta & Rosa, freed from slavery, 1863

February African-American History Month. Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies. She was born into a royal West African dynasty, and was orphaned in 1848. In 1850, Sarah was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a “gift” from the King of Dahomey. She became the queen’s goddaughter.

Slave master's children conceived by slaves posed for Porch Portrait in Georgia in 1899

Shocking History: Why Women of Color in the 1800s Were Banned From Wearing Their Hair in Public | Black Girl with Long Hair

On 2 July 1942, most of the children of Lidice, a small village in what was then Czechoslovakia, were handed over to the Łódź Gestapo office. Those 82 children were then transported to the extermination camp at Chełmno 70 kilometers away. There they were gassed to death. This remarkable sculpture by by Marie Uchytilová commemorates them.

Actually, it shows a little girl who was enslaved. And that's "enslaver," not "slaver." A slaver was a slave ship. - "This daguerreotype shows an enslaved woman with her slaver in the mid 19th century New Orleans."

Some thing about New Orleans are not always beautiful.

The nurses behind the Nazi 'Super Race Children': Inside the Aryan breeding wards where boys and girls were given UV treatment if their hair turned brown

Ms. Esther Jones, known by her stage name, "Baby Esther," was an African-American singer and entertainer of the late 1920s. She performed regularly at The Cotton Club in Harlem. Her singing trademark was..."boop oop a doop, "in a babyish voice. Singer Helen Kane purportedly saw Baby's act in 1928 and "adopted" her style in her hit song "I Wanna Be Loved By You." Ms. Jones' singing style, along with Ms. Kane's hit song, went on to become the inspiration for Max Fleischer's "BETTY BOOP."

Louisiana Creole People | Louisiana Creole Family

One of the most feared of all London's street gangs in the late 1880's was a group of female toughs known as the Clockwork Oranges. They would later inspire Anthony Burgess' most notorious novel.

Child prisoners of Auschwitz concentration camp. None of them survived.

Thats Myrtle Corbin, who was born in 1868 as a dipygus, which is a medical term for Is that an extra pelvis? Oh man, it totally is. Myrtle spent her early years in a circus sideshow but later married a doctor, raised five children (using both of her two functional reproductive systems), lived to the age of 60.

African American x Cherokee ~Many freed and escaped slaves went west where there was true freedom and were adopted by tribes taking Native American wives.

The Breeding of American Slaves: True Stories of American Slave Breeding and Slave Babies. The reproduction of slaves to increase the wealth of slaveholders by coerced sex, sexual relations between master and slave to produce slave children, and favoring female slaves who produced large number of children. The purpose of slave breeding was to produce new slaves without incurring the cost of purchase and after termination of the Atlantic slave trade. Slaves were viewed as subhuman chattel.

Ruth Becker, titanic survivor. Ruth was twelve when the ship sank, when she was unable to get into a lifeboat with her family she was left on board alone until a passing steward threw her to a lifeboat that was being lowered. She never spoke of the Titanic, her own children never knew she was on board, until she was elderly. Her ashes were scattered over the titanic site in the Atlantic ocean...

Egypt: Child of Africa (Paperback) It's undeniable that ancient Egypt and it's culture was established by indigenous Africans. The book explored evidence supporting these facts. Another great and important read by Ivan Van Sertima.

Elizabeth Keckley (1818-1907). Born in slavery in 1818. Bought her and her son's freedom. Worked as a seamstress in Washington D.C., where she met Mary Todd Lincoln. Was Mrs. Lincoln's personal modiste/fashion designer for six years. Founded Contraband Relief Association in 1862, to raise money for former slaves who had come to Union lines.Wrote an autobiography: Behind The Scenes