White men raping black women went on for centuries.This slave gave birth to her white slave owners child from rape, then to be talked to badly by her own child not giving away that was her mother This picture is of a slave and the child she gave birth to being raised as white by the slave owners wife as she was childless... The children did not know of this situation so treated there own birth mothers  badly.

rare tintype of Baltimore slave Martha Ann “Patty” Atavis and Alice Lee Whitridge, the young girl she cared for, was probably taken in 1860

5 generations on Smith’s plantation, Beaufort, SC This family was photographed in 1862 after Union forces captured coastal area of SC. Taken by Timothy O’Sullivan at the J. J. Smith plantation, this picture was exhibited at Alexander Gardner’s Washington, D.C., photography gallery in September 1863. In contrast to this South Carolina family, the history of the slaves was usually marked by efforts of enslaved African Americans to maintain family in the face of forced break-ups and sales.

Four generations of a slave family on Smith’s Plantation, Beaufort, South Carolina, circa 1862 (Timothy H. O'Sullivan) Source: Library of Congress

Oscar Depriest & Daniel Hale Williams. Oscar DePriest (1871 - 1951) was born in Alabama to former slaves and became Chicago's first black alderman. In 1928, DePriest was elected to Congress as a Republican. He became the first black elected to Congress since Reconstruction. Daniel Hale Williams (1856 - 1931) was the first black cardiologist and performed one of the first successful heart surgeries. He also founded Provident Hospital.

Oscar Depriest & Daniel Hale Williams. Oscar DePriest (1871 - 1951) was born in Alabama to former slaves and became Chicago's first black alderman. In 1928, DePriest was elected to Congress as a Republican. He became the first black elected to Congress since Reconstruction. Daniel Hale Williams (1856 - 1931) was the first black cardiologist and performed one of the first successful heart surgeries. He also founded Provident Hospital.

Remarks: 'We are reminded this morning of the freshness of death. It comes like a thief in the night,' said Reverend Goff, the presiding elder at the church

Charleston church reopens just days after horrific massacre

Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, opened its doors for their weekly service as thousands poured out to support the church.

TBT......The Mug Shots of .Stokley Carmichael & current House of Representative John Lewis during the summer of 1961 with the Freedom Riders. Mr Carmichael was arrested for entering a WHITE ONLY Cafeteria & Comgressman Lewis was arrested JUST for sitting on the bus next to a White Person. later Congressman Lewis qas the FIRST of of the Original 13 Riders that was Assaulted in South Carolina when he entered a "White's Only"  waiting Room & 2 White Men Attacked Him #civilrights #blackhistory…

TBT......The Mug Shots of .Stokley Carmichael & current House of Representative John Lewis during the summer of 1961 with the Freedom Riders. Mr Carmichael was arrested for entering a WHITE ONLY Cafeteria & Comgressman Lewis was arrested JUST for sitting on the bus next to a White Person. later Congressman Lewis qas the FIRST of of the Original 13 Riders that was Assaulted in South Carolina when he entered a "White's Only" waiting Room & 2 White Men Attacked Him #civilrights #blackhistory…

Robert Tanner Freeman is the first professionally trained black dentist in the United States. A child of slaves, he eventually entered Harvard University and graduated only four years after the end of the Civil War on May 18, 1869.

Robert Tanner freeman was the first African American dentist to receive a degree in the united states. Robert Tanner Freeman was born in Washington DC in He was the son of slaves who

June 12, 1886, The Georgia State Supreme Court sustained the will of the late David Dickson. This made Amanda Eubanks the wealthiest Negro in America. Mr. Dickson, a former slaveholder, willed more than half a million dollars to Ms. Eubanks. White relatives of Dickson, a bachelor, had contested the will on the grounds that it was illegal for a white man to leave property to his black illegitimate children.

Amanda America Dickson, the daughter of a slave and her owner, became one of the wealthiest black women in nineteenth-century America.

Octavius V. Catto  -- Born the son of a slave, Catto became a schoolteacher in Philadelphia and a leading figure in the black community, both as an educator, an athlete (he founded an all-black baseball team), and an organizer for civil and social rights for blacks.  In 1871, during the the first election in which blacks could vote, he was murdered by a Democratic party operative while canvassing for Republican candidates.

90 years before Rosa Parks, a black civil rights activist named Octavius Catto refused to "get off the bus." The driver unhitched the horses and left. Catto stayed there all night.

Pierre Caliste Landry (19 April 1841-22 December 1921), a former slave, was elected Mayor of Donaldsonville in 1868, he became the first African American mayor in the United States. He is also credited with the founding of St. Peter’s Methodist Church in Donaldsonville. Landry went on to win election to both the Louisiana House of Representatives and the Louisiana State Senate.

Super Man Monday: 10 Amazing Things About America’s First Elected Black Mayor - Your Black World

Louis Fowler , 84, was born a slave to Robert Beaver , in Macon Co., Georgia. Fowler did not take his father's name, but that of his stepfather, J. Fowler . After he was freed, Louis farmed for several years, then worked in packing plants in Fort Worth, Tex. He lives at 2706 Holland St., Fort Worth.

Photographs of former slaves, taken 70 years after the Thirteenth Amendment passed in the U.

Omar ibn Said (1770–1864) was a writer and Islamic scholar, born and educated in what is now Senegal, who was enslaved and transported to the United States in 1807. There, while enslaved for the remainder of his life,  Omar ibn Said was born in present-day Senegal in Futa Tooro to a wealthy family. In 1807, he was captured during a military conflict, enslaved and taken across the Atlantic Ocean to the United States.  Omar ibn Said was also known as Uncle Moreau and Prince Omeroh.

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The War at Home: Rare Portraits of Black Soldiers Training for WWII | LIFE.com Not published in LIFE. Unidentified member of the 369th Infantry, "The Harlem Hellfighters," Fort Huachuca, Ariz., 1943.  Read more: Black History Month: Rare Photos of Black Soldiers Training in WWII | LIFE.com http://life.time.com/history/african-american-soldiers-world-war-ii-photos-1943/#ixzz2utS6pM9Z

The War at Home: Rare Portraits of Black Soldiers Training for WWII

The War at Home: Rare Portraits of Black Soldiers Training for WWII | LIFE.com Not published in LIFE. Unidentified member of the 369th Infantry, "The Harlem Hellfighters," Fort Huachuca, Ariz., 1943. Read more: Black History Month: Rare Photos of Black Soldiers Training in WWII | LIFE.com http://life.time.com/history/african-american-soldiers-world-war-ii-photos-1943/#ixzz2utS6pM9Z

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