Slave cabin -SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900

"Bob and his Fiddle" in old Georgia. Music born in adversity. Nearly every form of modern music in America has its roots in African-American culture. Rock and Roll wouldn't be around today without the Mississippi Delta blues.

Freedom Fighter | 1865 (Close Up) by Black History Album, via Flickr

Freedom Fighter ~ 1865 ~ By Black History Album African American soldier in Union uniform with a rifle and revolver posing in front of painted backdrop with American flag and artillery pieces

Another pinner wrote: Pure joy. I've been looking forever for this picture!! It's of an Austrian boy during WWII receiving new shoes. this is what everyone should look at everyday. be thankful for what you have!

Austrian boy receiving new shoes after WWII. "New Shoes" by Gerald Waller, Austria Six year-old Werfel, living in an orphanage in Austria, hugs a new pair of shoes given to him by the American Red Cross. This photo was published by Life magazine.

The 1910 Slocum Massacre: An Act of Genocide in East Texas. On July 29, 1910, citizens in the small, predominantly African American town of Slocum Texas were massacred. This was one of many successful, self sufficient African American communities subjected to an attack designed to maintain economic white supremacy. In each town, the incident that sparked the attack was relatively insignificant and often fabricated.

On July citizens in the small, predominately African American town of Slocum, Texas were massacred. That morning, hundreds of white citizens from the surrounding community converged on Sl.

When he lost his wife Nettie in childbirth and their infant son also died, Thomas Andrew Dorsey wrote “Take My Hand, Precious Lord,” which his protégé Mahalia Jackson sang at the funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr. Dorsey helped develop and shape modern day gospel music through the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses, which he founded. He is considered the father of modern gospel music.

Thomas Andrew Dorsey is considered the father of modern gospel music. When his wife Nettie died in childbirth and he also lost his infant son, he wrote "Take My Hand, Precious Lord," which his protege Mahalia Jackson sang at the funeral of Dr King.

Bridget “Biddy” Mason, born a slave in Mississippi in 1818, achieved financial success that enabled her to support her extended family for generations despite the fact that she was illiterate. In a landmark case she sued her master for their freedom, saved her earnings, invested in real estate, and became a well-known philanthropist in Los Angeles, California.

Bridget "Biddy" Mason (August 1818 in Hancock County, Georgia – January 1891 in Los Angeles, California) was an African American nurse, and a California real estate entrepreneur and philanthropist.

Ivory Portrait Miniature by some believed to be Thomas Jefferson's daughter Harriet that he had with his slave Sally Hemings. It is believed she was very light skinned and could "pass for white". The interesting thing here that the artist truthfully portrayed was that although she had very light skin, she still had African American features.

An oil miniature with an inscription identity behind it of Harriet Hemings, daughter of Sally Hemings & Thomas Jefferson, niece of Martha Jefferson, half-sister of Martha Randolph.

Claudette Colvin resisted bus segregation nine months before Rosa Parks, and it is her case that went to the Supreme Court — only for her to be swept under the rug by NAACP leaders since she was a pregnant teenager.

interesting-fact: Claudette Colvin resisted bus segregation nine months before Rosa Parks, and it is her case that went to the Supreme Court — only for her to be swept under the rug by NAACP leaders since she was a pregnant teenager.

ca. 1860-70’s, [carte de visite portrait of a casually posed gentleman, escaped from slavery. Inscription on verso reads “Lewis, who came from the south with Langhorn 1863”], D. Hinkle  via Cowan’s Auctions

[carte de visite portrait of a casually posed postmortum gentleman, eyes painted on, escaped from slavery. Inscription on verso reads “Lewis, who came from the south with Langhorn D. Hinkle via Cowan’s Auctions

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