The fertility of enslaved women was examined by owners to make sure they were able to birth as many children as possible. Secretly, slaveowners would impregnate enslaved women and when the child was born and
“Black people did not "come to this country seeking a better life.” They were kidnapped from their homes in Africa, dragged in chains and loaded onto slave ships–treated not like human beings but like things, commodities to be traded and used to.
Autobiography of a young 17 year old English bride. Wonderfully romantic story of the life of tea plantation owners in India during both World Wars. Previous pinned says: Personally my favorite book of all time.
Whitney Plantation owner John Cummings has commissioned stark artwork for the site, including realistic statues of slave children found throughout the museum. Woodrow Nash's ceramic and bronze full figured slave children
The theatrical release poster for "Django Unchained." The western film was written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, and Samuel L. It was released on Christmas Day
The Gullah trace their heritage directly to the skilled rice farmers of Sierra Leone, West Africa. The Gullah dialect, customs and art survived undiluted for 100 years. One of the hallmark's of Gullah culture is sweet grass basket "sewing.