African Americans working, Charleston, S.C.: At the pump - 3 African Americans at water pump. c.1879

[African Americans working, Charleston, S.: At the pump - 3 African Americans at water pump]

The Civil War Photo

thecivilwarparlor: “ Rare Photo of Two Unidentified Boys Kentuckiana Digital Library via University of Kentucky [Identification of item], The Belle Brezing Photographic Collection, Special Collections, University of Kentucky. Note: Unable to.

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

The Face of Slavery &  Other African American Photographs -- American Museum of Photography

Study of Two Children, Neumann Studio ( Buffalo, NY) c. 1890 Source: The Face of Slavery Other African American Photographs -- American Museum of Photography

A group of enslaved Women sitting in piles of cotton with two white male overseers.

Rare Photos Show Civil War Life : Discovery News. A group of African American women sitting on piles of cotton with two white male overseers. never forget history

George Eatman, ex-slave, age 93, Alabama. Taken in the 1930s.

Stunning portraits of former slaves photographed seventy years after the Emancipation Proclamation

Charles Baker Inventor L S Radiator March 4, 1877 – July 27, 1963) was an African American inventor and community leader most noted for inventing the gas mask, a traffic signal and a hair-straightening preparation. pinterest.com

Charles Baker Inventor L S Radiator March 1877 – July was an African American inventor and community leader most noted for inventing the gas mask, a traffic signal and a hair-straightening preparation.

James Williams

Chancellor Williams (December 1898 - December was a sociologist, historian and writer.

African American Boy  African American boy holding out shoe shine box. ca. 1899  Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were.

African American Boy African American boy holding out shoe shine box. 1899 Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were. He worked for his money, did not steal or rob anyone.

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