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Black woman wearing bandanna holding white child From: Randolph Linsly Simpson African-American collection

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It was mandated by the slave owner that one of the slave's (black) breast be reserved to feed the white child. But if she switched up and let her black baby suckle from the same breast as the white baby, she would be whipped. Because it was like them sharing the same water fountain.

It was mandated by the slave owner that one of the slave's (black) breast be reserved to feed the white child. But if she switched up and let her black baby suckle from the same breast as the white baby, she would be whipped. Because it was like them sharing the same water fountain.

Melungeons (from melange) are an ethnic group indigenous to the mountains of northeastern Tennessee, racially a mixture of black, white and American Indian. Founded by free mulattos and mestees (Indian-black mix with or without white) from North Carolina, they were in Hancock County before whites arrived there. From the time and location of their origin, the Indian element is probably Saponi and Tutelo, but is usually incorrectly thought to be Cherokee by the Melungeons.

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The origins of a group of dark-skinned Appalachian residents once known derisively as the Melungeons has been determined based on genetic testing. Black and white! The proof is on the double helix!

A pair of American house maids/nannies taking a baby for a stroll, Port Gibson, Mississippi, 1940.

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A Stroll in the Park 1940 A pair of African American house maids/nannies taking a baby for a stroll, Port Gibson, Mississippi, Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were.

The progression of photographic formats in the 1800s. Nearly all consumer photographs in the 19th century were produced by one of these technologies. #ancestry #genealogy #familyhistory #familytree

The progression of photographic formats in the Nearly all consumer photographs in the century were produced by one of these technologies.

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Portrait of an African American nanny and child; Quarter-plate daguerreotype (in gutta-percha frame);

Archivist unearths document listing last Sussex slave owners

Archivist unearths document listing last Sussex slave owners

The assessment record was probably made as the slaves were being freed to track the loss of tax revenue.

detroitlib: “  Postcard of eight unidentified African American children posing on the porch. Stamped on back: “Harvey C. Jackson photographer 474 Beaubien St., Detroit.“ • Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library ”

detroitlib: “ Postcard of eight unidentified African American children posing on the porch. Stamped on back: “Harvey C.

1940's fashion - Mama

~ Living a Beautiful Life ~ African-American women, dressed up to go out, circa 1940 [Love the hats on these lovely ladies!

Gibson girl...African american

Shared by The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection - circa 1900 ~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ portrait of a proud Young African American Woman.

Beaufort, South Carolina. Several generations of a slave family, all born on the plantation of J.J. Smith. Taken in 1862 by Timothy O'Sullivan.

Several generations of a slave family, all born on the plantation of J. Taken in 1862 by Timothy O'Sullivan.

Ada Peters Brown, aged 7 months - less 3 days; Wenderoth, Taylor & Brown, Philadelphia, photographer; African American woman smiling; 1860s

”Ada Peters Brown, aged 7 months - less 3 days”. Only the white child is identified in this image. The smiling African American woman is not named.

May 1903

In Dahomey chorus members at Shaftesbury Theatre The Sketch Magazine, print cutting from a magazine, London, United Kingdom, Museum no.

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