Neatorama Posts Tagged "slavery"
Strummin' on the Old Banjo: How an African Instrument Got a Racist Reinvention...

You might not know it, but the banjo came from Afr...  ...the banjo, which is entwined with the history of slavery in the US, from the instrument’s African ro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/10/04/Strummin-on-the-Old-Banjo-How-an-African-Instrument-Got-a-Racist-Reinvention/
American Badass Robert Smalls...

Robert Smalls was good at what he did, so good that he was eventually faced with a dilemma. He could risk his life -and the lives of his family and crew- in a complicated scheme that could go wrong at any second. Or he c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/10/01/American-Badass-Robert-Smalls/
The Life and Times of Oney Judge...

The following article is from Uncle John’s F...  .... (Image credit: National Park Service) BORN INTO SLAVERY In the early 1770s an English tailor named Andrew...  ...such community in the United States at the time. Slavery was still legal in Pennsylvania, but the state&rs...  ...come, as he put it, &ldquo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/05/16/The-Life-and-Times-of-Oney-Judge/
Slavery in the US Visualized

Bill Rankin at Radical Cartography created a set o...  ...phy created a set of maps that show the growth of slavery in the US between 1790 and 1870. The population o...  ...aps, you can see the spread and concentrations of slavery move as the country grew, and the growing depende...  .... Another map at the site...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/27/Slavery-in-the-US-Visualized/
The Real Black Chefs Who Taught Americans to Cook...

Aunt Jemima, the pancake icon, was the best known of many stereotyped cooks used to sell food products during the Jim Crow era. Her image evolved, but up until 1989, she was obviously a servant and a racist caricature. T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/25/The-Real-Black-Chefs-Who-Taught-Americans-to-Cook/
Argument: The Droids of Star Wars Are Slaves...

(Images: Lucasfilm)R2-D2 and C-3PO are cute, often...  ...r Wars. After all, it's set in a society in which slavery is morally acceptable. But it gets worse. Last ex...  ...is an eager supporter of the vile institution of slavery :We see the same general attitude toward droids in...  ...aining a labor force, the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/01/01/Argument-The-Droids-of-Star-Wars-Are-Slaves/
Archaeologists Unearth Civil War Refuge for Escaped Slaves...

Hampton, Virginia, was once the site of Fort Monroe, a Union base during the Civil War. At the beginning of the war, three Virginia slaves went to the fort to request asylum. However, the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, a fe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/19/Archaeologists-Unearth-Civil-War-Refuge-for-Escaped-Slaves/
The Gift America Didn't Know It Wanted: Florida...

Florida has always been different. Now known as Am...  ...United States. That included those escaping from slavery . 4. The First Settlement of Ex-SlavesIn the late...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/18/The-Gift-America-Didnt-Know-It-Wanted-Florida/
The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes...

An interactive map by Andrew Kahn shows the origin...  ...rted away from the continent.If you learned about slavery from American history classes and TV, you might b...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/28/The-Atlantic-Slave-Trade-in-Two-Minutes/
150 Years Ago Today: The First Juneteenth...

(Photo via Pairie View A&M University)Today, J...  ...the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, the day that slavery ended in Texas. Celebrating it is an old traditio...  ...d. 200,000 slaves in Texas did much of that work. Slavery was in no way weakened during the war. To the con...  ...Proclamation was in full...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/19/150-Years-Ago-Today-The-First-Juneteenth/




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