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History in Photos: Born in Slavery.  Ellen Butler ex-slave, Beaumont, Texas, 1937.

History in Photos: Born in Slavery. Ellen Butler ex-slave, Beaumont, Texas,

Hondo  On my arrival at the humble cottage of Bill and Ellen Thomas (which is the Old Slave Settlement, three miles north of Hondo, sec 810), the old darkies came to meet me and offered their best chair.

Hondo On my arrival at the humble cottage of Bill and Ellen Thomas (which is the Old Slave Settlement, three miles north of Hondo, sec the old darkies came to meet me and offered their best chair.

MARTIN JACKSON, born in bondage, 1847, may be the only living former slave, (at the time of these interviews) who served in both the Civil War and the World War.  (Texas Slave Narratives, ca. 1936-1938)

MARTIN JACKSON, born in bondage, may be the only living former slave, (at the time of these interviews) who served in both the Civil War and the World War. (Texas Slave Narratives, ca. - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

CAMPBELL DAVIS, 85, born a slave, in Harrison Co., Texas. "I knows better things am ahead for us people and us trusts in de Lawd."  (Texas Slave Narratives 1936-1938)

CAMPBELL DAVIS, born a slave, in Harrison Co. "I knows better things am ahead for us people and us trusts in de Lawd.

Betty Simmons , 100 er more, was born a slave to Leftwidge Carter , in Masadonia, Alabama. She was stolen when a child, sold to slave traders and later to a man in Texas, She now lives in Beaumont, Texas.

Betty Simmons , 100 er more, was born a slave to Leftwidge Carter , in Masadonia, Alabama. She was stolen when a child, sold to slave traders and later to a man in Texas, She now lives in Beaumont, Texas.

LEWIS JONES, 86, was born a slave in Fayette Co., Texas.  Lewis' father was born a slave and was sold to Fred Tate, who used him as a breeder to build up his slave stock.  Lewis took his father's name after Emancipation.  (Texas Slave Narratives, ca. 1936-1938)

LEWIS JONES, was born a slave in Fayette Co. Lewis' father was born a slave and was sold to Fred Tate, who used him as a breeder to build up his slave stock. Lewis took his father's name after Emancipation. (Texas Slave Narratives, ca.

Fannie Brown    Fannie Brown , aged Negro of Waco, Texas, does not knew her age. She was born near Richmond. Virginia, a slave of the Koonce family. They sold her to Mrs. Margaret Taylor , of Belton, Texas, when Fannie was only five years old, and she never saw her mother again.,

The last faces of American slavery: Stunning pictures of men and women who were born into slavery and photographed more than 70 years after being freed By BETH STEBNER

Texas Slave Narrative | Mother ANNE CLARK, 112 years old, too crippled to walk, but a smile lights up the tired old eyes that still see to sew without glasses. I'll be 112 years old, come first day of June (1937). Bo'n in Mississippi. I had two marsters, but I've been free nearly 80 years. I was FREED in Memphis.

Texas Slave Narrative | Mother ANNE CLARK, 112 years old, too crippled to walk, but a smile lights up the tired old eyes that still see to sew without glasses. I'll be 112 years old, come first day of June (1937). Bo'n in Mississippi. I had two marsters, but I've been free nearly 80 years. I was FREED in Memphis.

Unidentified Enslaved Black Woman with White Child -- The Home Front: Life in Texas During the Civil War

Unidentified Enslaved Black Woman with White Child -- The Home Front: Life in Texas During the Civil War

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