Isaac and Rosa 1863. Rosa is mixed race ancestry. Both were former slaves. Historic photos of "white" slaves.Children rescued from slavery were shown on these cards to elicit sympathy and support for the anti-slavery movement.
Sally Hemings was a mixed race slave who belonged to President Thomas Jefferson. She gave birth to six children with Jefferson and got the chance to see her children live as free people before her death. #mixedchickshistorymonth #sallyhemings
Einstein, when he arrived in America, was shocked at how Black Americans were treated. “There is separation of colored people from white people in the United States," he said. "That separation is not a disease of colored people. It is a disease of white people. And, I do not intend to be quiet about it.” And, he wasn't.
Sarah Rector--By the age of 10, she became the richest Black child in America. She received a land grant from the Creek Nation as part of reparations. Soon after, oil was discovered on her property. By 1912, the revenue from this oil was $371,000 per year (roughly $6.5 million today). Despite various attempts to steal her land and fortune, Sarah resisted. She went on to attend Tuskegee University and eventually settled in Kansas City, Missouri where her mansion still stands.
For 2 years, “Jolanta’s” covert operations was successful. She managed to save 2,500 children! In October 1943, she was discovered by Gestapo (the official secret police of Nazi Germany and German-occupied Europe). In 2 hours, eleven soldiers tore her house apart but...
This is an old photograph of a legally grown marijuana crop in rural Crittenden County, Kentucky that was taken in 1942. During World War II, the U.S. Government paid farmers in rural Kentucky to raise marijuana for national defense purposes. The marijuana plants were used to make hemp rope. Legal marijuana growing ended at the end of World War II.
Emmet Till was just 14 years old when he was brutally tortured, and murdered for whistling at a white woman. His body was thrown into the Tallahatchie River and was fished out three days later. His mother Mamie Till insisted on an open casket funeral so people can see what white southerners had done to her only child.