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    rare photograph showing African slaves being freed by the Royal Navy.

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    Ether. The photographic image, probably made between 1855 and 1860, was staged to portray Dr. Crawford Long’s original discovery and use of anesthesia. The image shows a surgeon ostensibly preparing to amputate, an anesthetist monitoring the patient’s pulse and administering ether on a cloth, and an assistant standing by with instruments.

    This was the last known photograph taken of Dr. Anna J. Cooper in her Washington, D.C. home. Dr. Cooper was an American scholar and educator. Born a slave in Raleigh, North Carolina, when she earned her PhD in history from the University of Paris-Sorbonne in 1924, Dr. Cooper became the fourth African-American woman to earn a doctoral degree. Photo Source: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History

    African Women Slaves | US Slave: SLAVE WHIPPING AS A BUSINESS

    Princess Angela of Liechtenstein is the first and only black princess in reigning European monarchy. I think this should have gotten much more media attention, the first royal interracial marriage is something that should have been celebrated!

    With the death of her pirate husband in 1807, the former prostitute Ching Shih took command of several hundred ships, extorting money throughout the South China Sea. Her Red Flag Fleet was feared from the Chinese coast to Malaysia. Unable to defeat her, the Chinese government offered her amnesty. She took it & retired w/her immense loot as a respectable millionairess. She also took good care of her crew: most of Ching's pirates were pardoned.

    Extremely rare photo of packed slave merchant ship. This is really sad!

    In the 1730s, a seven-year-old English girl washed up on the shores of West Africa and was adopted by her rescuers. She became the wife of a Prince and started a dynasty that extends into many of today's Xhosa royal families. Due to her recessive gene, now and then a child is born in the area with bright blue eyes. The article that goes along with this photo is also quite interesting

    A man's hand branded for freeing slaves, 1845 (Two S's are branded beneath the thumb- this stood for "slave stealer" to those who inflicted the punishment. To others, it meant "slave savior"). The inscription on the back of the case reads: This Daguerreotype was taken by Southworth Aug. 1845. It is a copy of Captain Jonathan Walker’s hand as branded by the U.S. Marshall of the Dist. of Florida for having helped 7 men to obtain “Life Liberty, and Happiness.”

    Probably the most famous photograph of the guillotine ever taken, it depicts the last public execution to take place in France. Taken on June 17, 1939 in Versailles, it shows Eugene Weidmann, a six-time murderer, about one second away from losing his head.

    Illustrated by John McCrady for the WPA War Services in Louisiana between 1941 and 1943, this poster warns about the dangers of carless talk about ship departures: "This happens when you talk to others about ship sailings. Let's make New Orleans a safe port of departure."



    True Warrior; Courageous To The End! This is 19 year old Frank Embree who was lynched in the summer of 1899. He was whipped over 100 times because he maintained his innocence of the charge of raping a 14 year old white girl. Finally he told them to just hang him or shoot him instead of torturing him to death. Photos were taken, front and back, then of his castrated and mutilated corpse. They were sold as postcards.

    This is a man with slaves in the early 1900's. These are Africans who have been enslaved by a British man. Slavery was a clearly still a social issue at the time because mainly Africans were the ones enslaved because of their race. Social

    A dedicated and very forgiving group of African American nurses caring for a Klu Klux Klan member in the Emergency Room.

    Fabrice Monteiro's Amazing Images of Brown. Fugitive Slaves In Slave Torture Devices

    You didn’t build the White House; slaves did. “Slaves were the largest labor pool when Congress in 1790 decided to create a new national capital along the Potomac surrounded by the two slave-owning states of Maryland and Virginia,” according to the June 1, 2005, Associated Press article “Capitol Slave Labor Studied” published in The Washington Times. It is estimated that over 400 slaves were used to help build the U.S. Capitol. Did you know that twelve American presidents owned slaves?

    Slave at Zanzibar Slave Market. This is shameful and so sad.

    Africans were being captured and shipped in to slavery even after the Civil War. This photo taken of African children aboard a slave ship in 1896.