Historic Photographs Of "White" Slaves

Mrs. King and her four children flew from Memphis back to Atlanta with Dr. King’s body for burial. As Dr. King’s body was being taken from the plane, there was just a moment when the family came together in the doorway, 1968 // photo by Harry Benson

Woman with her slave,1850

Slaves of mixed race

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

It was mandated by the slave owner that only one breast could be used to feed the white child...if she switched up and let both black and white babies suckle from the same breast, she could be whipped because it was like them sharing the same water fountain.-For pete's sake!

Sarah “Sally” Hemings was a mixed race slave owned by Thomas Jefferson. Several of Jefferson’s household slaves were the grown children of his father-in-law John Wayles and the enslaved woman Betty Hemings, who were brought to the marriage by Jefferson’s wife. In turn, the widower Jefferson had a long relationship with Wayle’s and Betty’s daughter Sally Hemings. She was much younger than Jefferson, an enslaved woman who was mostly of white ancestry and half-sister to his late wife.

Jewish prisoners at the moment of their liberation from an internment camp "death train" near Elbe in 1945.

Melungeons are an obscure tri-racial (white, black, and American Indian) community in Appalachia — Virginia and Tennessee. #history @hpman

Richmond, Virginia. Group of Freed Slaves ("Freedmen") by canal

The results: Genetic evidence shows that the families historically called Melungeons are the offspring of sub-Saharan African men and white women of northern or central European origin

Over 180,000 black men fought for the Union army during the Civil War.  Most of them served in the United States Colored Troops (USCT) which  came into existence after the Emancipation Proclamation finally provided presidential endorsement for the much-discussed proposals for arming free blacks and former slaves in what had become the great conflict over slavery.

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An African mother and slave nursing for a white master's baby.

"White and black slaves from New Orleans", 1863-64. In 1863 and 1864, eight former slaves toured the northern states to raise money for impoverished African-American schools in New Orleans; four children with mixed-race ancestry and pale complexions were deliberately included to evoke sympathy from white northerners.

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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.

This picture was taken in 1911, and shows children who work in a Virginia Cotton Mill.

Historic Photographs Of White Slaves. In 1863 and 1864, eight former slaves toured the northern states to raise money for impoverished African-American schools in New Orleans; four children with mixed-race ancestry and pale complexions were deliberately included to evoke sympathy from white northerners.

"Rosa, Rebecca, Augusta", 1863-64. In 1863 and 1864, eight former slaves toured the northern states to raise money for impoverished African-American schools in New Orleans; four children with mixed-race ancestry and pale complexions were deliberately included to evoke sympathy from white northerners. Photographs of Charles Taylor, Rebecca Huger, Rosina Downs, and Augusta Broujey were mass-produced and sold as part of the campaign.

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