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
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.
New Museum Depicts 'The Life Of A Slave From Cradle To The Tomb'
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 Art of Leo and Diane Dillon: Virginia Hamilton: Her Stories
1.6% | Only 1.6% of US Citizens owned slaves in 1860, when slavery was at its PEAK. Yet that small 1.6% of rich plantation owners were able to convince the majority of southerners to fight a civil war for a cause that only reduced the value of their own labor and pay. Sound familiar?
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.
From suffragettes to rebellious aristocrats: some of Britain's most infamous women.
For today's Black History Month character spotlight we present...Dana from Kindred! This novel combines science fiction and psychological thriller in the story of Dana, a modern young black woman who has been flung back in time to the antebellum South. There she has to decide whether to save the life of a white, slave-owning plantation owner who will one day father Dana's ancestor. Read the book or the graphic novel adaptation at #TheLibrary!