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    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

    'creole in a red turban' artist: jacques guillaume lucien amans (french-born louisiana artist/1801–1888) '

    E. J. Bellocq. “Storyville Portraits: Photographs from the New Orleans red-light district”. 1912. New Orleans, LA, USA.

    Louisiana Creole People | Louisiana Creole Family

    LEST WE FORGET..Slave owners forced slaves to NURSE their children and babies during slavery! Yes, it's a fact...Now, in 2013, we have a story of a 'father' who doesn't want black RN's to even TOUCH his child...This photo depicts ~ An African mother and slave, presumably wet-nursing for a white master’s baby while her own child goes without..

    Some thing about New Orleans are not always beautiful.

    Pre-Civil War Slave in Baltimore. Martha Ann "Patty" Atavis holds Alice Lee Withridge (one of the children in her care).

    36: LBJ used to go through the White House at night turning lights off that were not needed. He did not want to waste the taxpayers money.

    20 Black Child Prodigies Mainstream Media Doesn’t Talk About

    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

    Children rescued from slavery were shown on these cards to elicit sympathy and support for the anti-slavery movement.

    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."

    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.

    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

    Conjoined twins Josefa & Rosa Blazeh with Rosa's son, 1910. They lived from 1878-1922. I don't know of any other conjoined twin giving birth.

    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.

    Eva and Leana Munzer These two little Jewish girls have a very sad story. Their parents left them with a non-jewish family who took care of them. Then the husband and wife had a fight and the husband betrayed them to the SS, who captured the girls and sent them to Auschwitz, where they - like most small children - were gassed upon arrival. Their little brother, Alfred, however, survived.

    Mother and child, circa 1890s. How often do you see photos like this of well-off black family before the turn of the century? And dark-skinned too!