Isaac and Rosa 1863. Rosa is mixed race ancestry. Both were former slaves. Historic photos of "white" slaves
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Musician and composer Edmund Dede was born on Nov. 20, 1827 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His parents were free Creoles of color who moved to New Orleans from the French West Indies.In 1851 he wrote “Mon Pauvre Coeur” (My Poor Heart), which is considered the oldest piece of sheet music published by a New Orleans free Creole of color.
Rebecca, Augusta & Rosa, freed from slavery, 1863 | Lighter skinned slave children of mixed race heritage were used as part of a fundraising campaign to help struggling African American schools in 1860s New Orleans. Campaign organizers believed the lighter complexioned children would help boost donations to their cause.
Propaganda portrait of Fannie Virginia Casseopia Lawrence, a Redeemed Slave child, 5 years of age. 1863 n order to garner sympathy - and funds - from rich northerners as they toured the country, organisers from New Orleans portrayed the slaves as white for a propaganda campaign, using four children with mixed-race ancestry and pale complexions.
Rare Photograph Of Slave. 150-year-old photo found in a North Carolina attic shows a young black child named John, perched on a barrel next to an unidentified boy. Photo was found at a moving sale in Charlotte, accompanied by a document detailing the sale of John for one thousand five hundred dollars.