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Slave family in South Carolina

Slave family in South Carolina

Slaves, Plantation of James Joyner Smith, Beaufort, South Carolina, 1862     taken by Timothy O'Sullivan in 1862, shows perhaps the largest group of enslaved African Americans ever to be photographed at one time. O'Sullivan was a pre-eminent Civil War photographer who visited this region of the South from about November 1861 to March 1862.

Slaves, Plantation of James Joyner Smith, Beaufort, South Carolina, 1862 taken by Timothy O'Sullivan in 1862, shows perhaps the largest group of enslaved African Americans ever to be photographed at one time. O'Sullivan was a pre-eminent Civil War photographer who visited this region of the South from about November 1861 to March 1862.

The Gullah are African Americans who live in the Lowcountry region of South Carolina and Georgia, which includes both the coastal plain and the Beaufort Sea Islands.

The Gullah are African Americans who live in the Lowcountry region of South Carolina and Georgia, which includes both the coastal plain and the Beaufort Sea Islands.

SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900 (6) by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr

SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900 (6) by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr

SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900 (1), via Flickr.

SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900 (1), via Flickr.

Born in Kent County, Delaware in 1808, Samuel Burris was a conductor on the Underground Railroad, helping enslaved people escape to freedom. He was captured and tried in Dover, Delaware, on a charge of aiding runaways and sentenced to be sold as a slave. Wilmington abolitionist Isaac Flint, disguised as a slave trader, bought Burris at auction and helped him return to freedom and his family in Philadelphia.

Born in Kent County, Delaware in 1808, Samuel Burris was a conductor on the Underground Railroad, helping enslaved people escape to freedom. He was captured and tried in Dover, Delaware, on a charge of aiding runaways and sentenced to be sold as a slave. Wilmington abolitionist Isaac Flint, disguised as a slave trader, bought Burris at auction and helped him return to freedom and his family in Philadelphia.

In 1973, the State of Illinois became the first state to make Martin Luther King’s birthday a state holiday.

In 1973, the State of Illinois became the first state to make Martin Luther King’s birthday a state holiday.

Eliza Johnson: Andrew Johnson's wife was the youngest of all First Ladies getting married at just 16. She appeared publicly as First Lady on only two occasions, including the president's birthday party in 1867

From Martha to Michelle: The changing faces (and fashions) of America's 43 First Ladies

Eliza Johnson: Andrew Johnson's wife was the youngest of all First Ladies getting married at just 16. She appeared publicly as First Lady on only two occasions, including the president's birthday party in 1867

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