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    Slaves at Monticello

    Great Sale of Slaves

    "1939 Former slave with horn used to call slaves, near Marshall, Texas." Russell Lee.

    Liberated slaves were treated as contraband or captured property at this time. The confiscation act of 1861 allowed seizing Confederate property but did not clarify the fate of captured slaves. One Union general gained notoriety for general order No. 11 which freed all slaves in areas under his control. President Lincoln countermanded this order amid concerns of the political consequences in four slave holding border states that remained in the Union.

    slaves working with cotton

    South Slaves

    Slaves Dance to Banjo

    Wilson Chinn, a sixty year old former slave was branded on the forehead with his owner's initials, 'V. B. M.' Chinn is wearing a contraption and irons designed to prevent slave escapes. At lower left is a slave paddle. Ca. 1864.

    Photos of former slaves have emerged. We will never forget.

    Head slave housing at Monticello

    Escaped Slaves

    Slaves Until 1940?

    African American Ex-slaves Sitting

    New York Public Library Collection -- Slave Children

    I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.” Harriet Tubman 1820-1913 "Her courage and hope for freedom made her one of the most beautiful women known."

    White Slaves Mass Campaign: 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. ca 1865

    Slave auction. Look at the scars and welter on his body. Horrible.

    "'Oh! How I love the old flag.' Rebecca, A Slave Girl 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. Photographs of Charles Taylor, Rebecca Huger, Rosina Downs, and Augusta Broujey were mass-produced and sold as part of the campaign.