Horrible part of our history. Photos of real captured runaway slaves, taken by Fabrice Monteiro. entitled "Marrons. Les esclaves fugitifs".  Slaves who tried to escape suffering the punishment described by the law then they were made to wear a heavy iron necklace with long stems, which had the function to hang in the brush and hamper any escape.

Horrible part of our history. Photos of real captured runaway slaves, taken by Fabrice Monteiro. entitled "Marrons. Les esclaves fugitifs". Slaves who tried to escape suffering the punishment described by the law then they were made to wear a heavy iron necklace with long stems, which had the function to hang in the brush and hamper any escape.

African American Boy, approximately 7 years old, working carrying 25 lb. bags of flour from wagon to stores,  making 25 cents a week. Wilmington, Delaware1910

Niño Afroamericano de 7 años, trabajando llevando bolsas de 25 libras de harina en vagón a las tiendas, por lo que le pagaban 25 centavos a la semana . (Wilmington, Delaware

African-American? How? If America was named in honor of Amerigo Vespucci (an Italian) and Africa was named for Scipio Africanus (another Italian), then an African American must be a slave . . . twice over! If a son receives his surname from his father then clearly something has gone terribly wrong regarding this people's identity.

African-American? How? If America was named in honor of Amerigo Vespucci (an Italian) and Africa was named for Scipio Africanus (another Italian), then an African American must be a slave . . . twice over! If a son receives his surname from his father then clearly something has gone terribly wrong regarding this people's identity.

Benjamin Montgomery was born into slavery in 1819 in Loudon County, Virginia. Montgomery obtained employment at a general store owned by his master Joseph Davis. He would eventually take over the entire purchasing and shipping operations of the store. During those days, merchandise was shipped by boat on the rivers connecting counties and states. However a timely shipment was not guaranteed since the depths of water in different spots throughout the river made navigation difficult.

5 Inventions by Enslaved Black Men Blocked by US Patent Office

Benjamin Montgomery was born into slavery in 1819 in Loudon County, Virginia. Montgomery obtained employment at a general store owned by his master Joseph Davis. He would eventually take over the entire purchasing and shipping operations of the store. During those days, merchandise was shipped by boat on the rivers connecting counties and states. However a timely shipment was not guaranteed since the depths of water in different spots throughout the river made navigation difficult.

A former slave reveals the scars on his back from whippings before he escaped 1863

A former slave reveals the scars on his back from whippings before he escaped 1863

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