Survivors of the Slave Ship Wanderer: (L-R) Romeo, Ward Lee, Tucker Henderson. The captives aboard the slave ship Wanderer, which landed on the south end of Jekyll Island, Georgia in 1858. The Wanderer’s owner, Charles Lamar, had secretly smuggled these Congo-born African Americans into this country and violated the laws against slave importation which had been in effect for many years, making them some of the last captured humans pressed into slavery in the USA.
This photograph is capturing and recording history from the Civil Rights Movement. The picture is depicting police brutality. Is it up to the photographer to save the person from being beaten or for them to document the event so they may share the image and impact other people? http://photos.state.gov/galleries/usinfo-photo/39/civil_rights_07/
John Brown ... advocated and practiced armed insurrection as a means to abolish slavery in the United States. Executed in 1859, but his speeches at the trial captured national attention. Brown has been called "the most controversial of all 19th-century Americans" and "America's first domestic terrorist."
This part of American History cannot be forgotten nor ignored. There has been compensation and conversations in reguards to the Native Americans, Jewish, and Japenese people that America felt responsible for it's poor actions (or lack there of) and mistakes, feeling obligated to award financial benefits. Why is this "The Black Holocaust" and it's decendents not properly recognized?
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 enrich others. Tens of millions of enslaved Africans died before even reaching America, so terrible were the conditions on the slave ships. Those who survived the trip and were then sold to plantation owners were