Pickin' cotton in Georgia.




"......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


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]

  • © noborders PRO 6y

    I want to look at this one, again and again...
  • caroline.crew 5y

    Hello, I hope you don't mind, but I've used your wonderful image to illustrate a blog post I've written:
    Of course, i've given full attribution and linked to your flickr
  • Okinawa Soba (Rob) PRO 5y

    You may use all you want ! Thanks for the credit/link.
  • Suzanne PRO 3y

    Geez, this is sad. Look at the size of those baskets!
  • Megan Roth 2y

    What is the year on this photo?
  • Okinawa Soba (Rob) PRO 2y

    Megan Roth Stereoview not dated, but mount style suggests 1875-85.
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