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SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900 (17)..A beautiful image of a one room colored school in Fruit Cove, FL....back sometime between mid to late 1870s-1880s

SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900 (17)..A beautiful image of a one room colored school in Fruit Cove, FL....back sometime between mid to late 1870s-1880s

Miner Boy: Children were cheap labor in the mines. This boy spent 10 hours a day in that outfit with only the light from that tallow wick lamp. He cleaned & played the part of a "canary" (kids were easier to replace than good miners). He was probably Finnish or Swedish & indentured to the company for the purpose of paying his fathers debts. The unions fought bloody battles to get these children out of the coal mines. This little guy worked (& likely died) in Utah or Colorado mines / Scott…

Miner Boy: Children were cheap labor in the mines. This boy spent 10 hours a day in that outfit with only the light from that tallow wick lamp. He cleaned & played the part of a "canary" (kids were easier to replace than good miners). He was probably Finnish or Swedish & indentured to the company for the purpose of paying his fathers debts. The unions fought bloody battles to get these children out of the coal mines. This little guy worked (& likely died) in Utah or Colorado mines / Scott…

SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900 (21)...........Free at last, behind a fence

SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900 (21)...........Free at last, behind a fence

SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900 (6) by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr

SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900 (6) by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr

Group of young women drinking and smoking at a slumber party. Photograph by the Block Brothers Studio, 1924. Missouri Historical Society Photographs and Prints Collections. Block Brothers Studio Collection. N30978.

Group of young women drinking and smoking at a slumber party. Photograph by the Block Brothers Studio, 1924. Missouri Historical Society Photographs and Prints Collections. Block Brothers Studio Collection. N30978.

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