slaves

Union Army guard at Price, Birch & Co. slave pen at Alexandria, Virginia, circa 1865. Detail of albumen print. Photograph by Andrew J. Russell.

This is a powerful Civil War-era photograph. It shows Price, Birch & Co., which was a slave dealing business. Source: Shorpy

Photograph shows soldiers inside prison area where slaves were held.

This is an incredible stereographic card, taken during the Civil War. It's a powerful image of an Alexandria slave pen. Source: Library of Congress

Lincoln movie poster

I recently saw "Lincoln" with Mrs. Ghosts and was blown away by the history and power of the film. A number of visually stunning scenes...

1916 Slaves reunion. Lewis Martin, age 100; Martha Elizabeth Banks, age 104; Amy Ware, age 103; Rev. Simon P. Drew, born free." Cosmopolitan Baptist Church, 921 N Street N.W. (Shorpy)

What an unbelievably powerful photo that speaks for itself. Below is an article published by the Washington Post on September 25th, 1916, leading up to...

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