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SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900 (28) | by Okinawa Soba (Rob)
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SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900 (28)

This photograph taken in Louisiana appears to be an "unpublished" private view, with "Our Washerwoman" written on the back. Perhaps it would be better titled "The Plantation Owner's Washing Machine" (The middle class and poor Whites did their own laundry, I suppose....as they should).

 

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"......On Tuesday, July 30, 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives issued an unprecedented apology to black Americans for the institution of slavery, and the subsequent Jim Crows laws that for years discriminated against blacks as second-class citizens in American society......" NPR

 

www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=93059465&am...

 

Okinawa_Soba has a lot original images of the descendants of slaves in America, as well as several showing actual slaves who were "freed" during the America's Civil War.

 

To match these images, he also has a box of 19th Century and early 20th Century images of "Black Africa", showing the tribes, roots, and culture that is now a universe away from the modern day existence of "African Americans".

 

Behind the faces of these few images I'm posting here, are lives and experiences that most White people in America will never understand -- either then, or now.

 

[This caption is the same for all. If you have read this far, no need to do so for all the others with the same picture Title]

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Uploaded on August 2, 2008