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SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900 (24) by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr

Harriet Tubman I feel this way about women sometimes. They so need to believe that the way that they live is 'right' or 'godly' that they miss living free and best.

The rough, messy texture I feel from this photo is the kind of texture I imagine on george as a "laborer". This outfit is what i imagine on him before he meets Esther. Dirty, grungy, and tired clothing.

Homes of slaves at Monticello

1939 Former slave with horn used to call slaves, near Marshall, Texas (Russell Lee, FSA)

Union officer with "contraband", 1862...two months after this photo was taken President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

Slaves working with cotton . . how can people in good conscience justify "owning" a human being?

Here for your perusal is a collectible photograph of Cumberland Landing, Virginia Group of "contrabands" at Foller's house. It was created in 1862 by Gibson, James F., b. 1828.

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.

believe that both public and private schools must be adequately resourced.http://www.vic-familyfirst.org.au/

When Were Blacks Truly Freed From Slavery? For Juneteenth, The Root investigates the blurred line of emancipation in America.