Slavery in the North  I totally disagree with this guy on some moral and political issues, but he's right about one thing: people forget that slavery  originally existed in northern states as well as southern.

Slavery in the North I totally disagree with this guy on some moral and political issues, but he's right about one thing: people forget that slavery originally existed in northern states as well as southern.

Ignatius Sancho was an African composer and author who grew up as a house slave in England. Ignatius Sancho is best known for his letters about slavery. He sent missives to leading novelists describing himself as a black person and a former slave. He then urged the novelists to use the writings to condemn slavery in the British West Indies. Besides his political involvement, Sancho, an amateur composer, published his own #music.

Ignatius Sancho painted in Bath in He is the first known Black Briton to vote in a British election.

WOW! A film is in production about Dido Elizabeth Belle, the mixed-race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay. She lived at Kenwood House with the her great-uncle, the Earl of Mansfield, a judge, famous for presiding over the Somerset case regarding the legality of slavery in England. "This is an important story which still has great resonance today," said producer Damian Jones.  "[Director Amma Asante] has created a powerful tale inspired by true historical events...”

A film (Belle) inspired by the life of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the first black woman to be introduced to high society in Georgian times. Dido Elizabeth Belle was an illegitimate daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay and an African woman known as Belle.

Irish slaves. The slaves that the world forgot . #slaves #history. In the 1650s, over 100,000 Irish children age 10-14 were taken and sold as slaves in the West Indies, Virginia and New England. In this decade, 52,000 Irish (mostly women and children) wer

Vietnam War POW Camps - American POW pilots in the Hanoi Hilton, where one POW was Senator John McCain, a twice Presidential candate

At the age of five, Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies, born into a royal Yoruba dynasty, was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a "gift" from one royal family to another. A unique and admired figure in history, she spent her life between the British royal household and her homeland in Africa.

Queen Victoria’s Black Princess

At the age of five, Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies, born into a royal Yoruba dynasty, was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a "gift" from one royal family to another. A unique and admired figure in history, she spent her life between the Br

"In the seventeenth century thousands of Irish-men, women, and children were seized by the order, or under the licence of the English Government, and sold as slaves for use in the West Indies.  A slave dealer, named Sellick, was granted a licence to take 400 children from Ireland for New England and Virginia. Later '1,000 Irish girls and the like number of youths' are sold to the planters in Jamaica."

Even when not encumbered by the institution of slavery, White people were subjected to slave-like conditions

Five Englishmen escaping slavery from Algiers, Barbary Coast, 1684. From the 16th to the 19th centuries it is estimated that between 1 million and 1.25 million Europeans were captured by Barbary pirates and Barbary Slave Traders and sold as slaves. Barbary pirates were based on that coast of North Africa – what is now Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya. Reports of Barbary raids and kidnappings of those in France, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

Five Englishmen escaping slavery from Algiers, Barbary Coast, 1684

Slavery in Mauritania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia // "Sociologist Kevin Bales and Global Slavery Index estimate that Mauritania has the highest proportion of people in slavery of any country in the world."

Slavery in Mauritania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia // "Sociologist Kevin Bales and Global Slavery Index estimate that Mauritania has the highest proportion of people in slavery of any country in the world.

From another pinner: Someone Knows My Name, by Lawrence Hill:  Historical fiction about a girl who is taken from her home in Africa and sold into slavery.  Amazing story.  Highly recommend this book!

From another pinner: Someone Knows My Name, by Lawrence Hill: Historical fiction about a girl who is taken from her home in Africa and sold into slavery. Highly recommend this book!

William Wilberforce! (1759-1833) He was a Christian abolitionist who worked most of his life in politics to end slavery in British trade. He only saw part of his goal met in 1807 when the slave trade was abolished, but it did not include those who were already slaves. In 1833, freedom was given to all slaves in the British Empire.

William Wilberforce, leading abolitionist who fought to overthrow the slave trade, was born on August 1759 in England, died in 3 days after hearing that the House of Commons had passed the emancipation law for which he had fought.

James Somerset or Somersett was a young African slave who was purchased by Charles Stuart in Virginia in 1749. In 1769, Stuart along with Somersett traveled to England. While in England, Somersett met and became involved with people associated with the anti-slavery movement in England including the well known activist Granville Sharp.  Somersett was recaptured after escaping, and his trial ultimately spelt the end of slavery in England

James Somerset or Somersett was a young African slave who was purchased by…

One thing that is largely overlooked in the history of America is the fact that there were white European slaves. came here, not of there own free will, but kidnapped, shanghaied, impressed, duped, beguiled, and yes, in chains.  Yes it is true, there was white slavery--even here in America. This was not only in the country's infancy, but lasted until the end of the Civil War when all slaves were freed.

Breaker Boys Pennsylvania this is a photograph of breakerboys child labour used to separate coal from slate.This image helped the nation to outlaw child labour,it was taken by Lewis Hine.

Mr. & Mrs. Craft. She was very fair & posed as a white man and her husband who was dark posed as her slave. Together they escaped as master and slave as passengers on a riverboat.They escaped North and went to England until after the Civil War.

The 5 Most Badass Ways People Escaped from Slavery

William and Ellen Craft were known as the most famous of fugitives in escaping slavery, in which the wife posed as a White male planter and the husband as her personal servant.

Wilberforce and the Abolishment of Slavery in England

A 1794 portrait of William Wilberforce by Anton Hickel.It may be found at Wilberforce House,Kingston upon Hull, UK.WILLIAM WILBERFORCE and philanthropist. Leader of British anti-slavery movement.

Beginning in the 1700's, the Irish were evicted by greedy landlords, which were primarily English, living in England. Once the famine began, the evictions became rampant, leaving the Irish homeless in their own land.

Irish history for St Patrick's Day - Beginning in the the Irish were evicted by greedy landlords, which were primarily English, living in England. Once the famine began, the evictions became rampant, leaving the Irish homeless in their own land.

Additional Art of Medieval and Renaissance era Blacks in Europe

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James Francis Edward Stuart son of King James I & IV of Scotland, Ireland, England, Wales, and France.

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