Celia, A Slave, Trial (1855) For nineteen-year-old Celia, a Slave on a Missouri farm, five years of being repeatedly raped by her middle-aged owner was enough. On the night of June 23, 1855, she would later tell a reporter, "the Devil got into me" and she fatally clubbed her master as he approached her in her cabin. The murder trial of the slave Celia, raised questions about the rights of Slaves to fight back against the worst of Slavery's abuses. Celia died on the gallows Dec. 21, 1855.
Lena Baker (June 8, 1901 – March 5, 1945) was an African American maid who was executed for murder by the State of Georgia in 1945 for killing her employer, Ernest Knight, in 1944. At her trial she said that he had imprisoned and threatened to shoot her should she try to leave. She took his gun and shot him. Baker was the only woman to be executed by electrocution in Georgia. In 2005 Baker was granted a full and unconditional pardon by the State of Georgia, 60 years after her execution.
The ‘Eve Gene’ …”Scientifically, the black female is only organism that possesses the mitochondrial DNA having all variations possible for every different kind of human being on planet.” Inspired by Virgo Remy
1864: Full-length portrait of an African-American brother and sister, former slaves, holding hands while wearing ripped and torn clothing. They were owned by Thomas White of Mathews Co., Virginia, until Captain Riley, 6th U.S.O.I., turned them over to the Society of Friends to educate at the Orphan's Shelter, Philadelphia. Photograph entitled, 'AS WE FOUND THEM.' (Photo by P. F. Cooper/George Eastman House/Getty Images)