Rare photo of slave children found in...

Rare photo of slave children found in NC attic

There are 20 comments on the El Paso Times story from Jun 10, 2010, titled Rare photo of slave children found in NC attic. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

A haunting 150-year-old photo found in a North Carolina attic shows a young black child named John, barefoot and wearing ragged clothes, perched on a barrel next to another unidentified young boy.

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dan_henderson

United States

#1 Jun 10, 2010
the SOUTH will rise again!
Sallie

Pineville, KY

#2 Jun 10, 2010
This shows the dark and ugly side of our history. A very sad and heartfelt photo. I wonder if the photo was taken to show the slaves that were for sale. From the features of both boys they do look like they could be brothers.. The older child does look like his soul is much older then his age. Hard to think now that at one time this sad part of our history was thought to be normal.... My heart goes out to them, even with them long gone...I still feel the need to say "I am sorry"...
Sallie

Pineville, KY

#3 Jun 10, 2010
To the comment of the South will raise again... You clearly 9428didn't learn anything from the past..

“Taste great in milk!”

Since: Aug 08

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#4 Jun 10, 2010
Sallie wrote:
This shows the dark and ugly side of our history. A very sad and heartfelt photo. I wonder if the photo was taken to show the slaves that were for sale. From the features of both boys they do look like they could be brothers.. The older child does look like his soul is much older then his age. Hard to think now that at one time this sad part of our history was thought to be normal.... My heart goes out to them, even with them long gone...I still feel the need to say "I am sorry"...
Go ahead and feel "sorry" for Them, knock Yourself out.
But in reality, less than 1/12th of all Slaves from Africa were in the the then United States, most went to Brazil, and the rest of South/Central America.
I'm not saying that slavery is fine by any way, shape or form, but it was the fashion of the era, and still is in a few parts of the World.

In the early years of Our Nation, there were more endentured Europeans Servants, aka "Slaves" than there were slaves from the African continent.

Of course, We'll never hear about that, will We?
Whatever

Campbell, CA

#5 Jun 10, 2010
Commander Bunny wrote:
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Go ahead and feel "sorry" for Them, knock Yourself out.
But in reality, less than 1/12th of all Slaves from Africa were in the the then United States, most went to Brazil, and the rest of South/Central America.
I'm not saying that slavery is fine by any way, shape or form, but it was the fashion of the era, and still is in a few parts of the World.
In the early years of Our Nation, there were more endentured Europeans Servants, aka "Slaves" than there were slaves from the African continent.
Of course, We'll never hear about that, will We?
kudos for the unvarnished truth. The fact of the matter was that indentured servants did the dangerous jobs since they were expendable and didn't cost as much as African slaves. In the Sudan Black and Arab Muslims to this day enslave Black Sudanese Christians and Animists and sell them to other Muslim tribes.
Proud American

Tularosa, NM

#6 Jun 10, 2010
So true. Our support of slavery is one of the things I am so UNPROUD of.
Sallie wrote:
This shows the dark and ugly side of our history. A very sad and heartfelt photo. I wonder if the photo was taken to show the slaves that were for sale. From the features of both boys they do look like they could be brothers.. The older child does look like his soul is much older then his age. Hard to think now that at one time this sad part of our history was thought to be normal.... My heart goes out to them, even with them long gone...I still feel the need to say "I am sorry"...
Biff

United States

#8 Jun 11, 2010
The truth wrote:
It was a bad time in history but there is still a slave market for white females donít hear anything about that and 150 years ago it was the black man selling other black people. How many years are the white people supposed to pay back the blacks they get first choice of good jobs generations of welfare its time for all the guilt to end I never owned another person and I donít know anyone else who owned a person. It seems now the big problems are with the black people turning to islam and robbing and raping and murder I donít hear any apologies from them for all the crime they commit. Time to join the human race and support yourselves. One thing is certain they sure donít want to go back to Africa.
The fact that you truly believe what you wrote here speaks volumes about what hasn't changed in America. The hatred still exists.
This Day

York, PA

#10 Jun 11, 2010
I remember READING about all sorts of things like this, but it was not within my power to do anything about it. Am sorry for what THEY did, but am I to stay up at night worrying. I wasn't even born when they hung that guy on the cross, the atrocities in the Coliseum, the Bataan Death March, Auschwitz, Vietnam, severing heads in Iraq and hanging them from bridges. Realize I missed a "FEW" other centuries old immoral acts, but OUR job today is to ATTEMPT to not allow these things to happen again. What our ancestors did I do not sanction, AGAIN, am I to stay awake at night or pay reparations for all the evil? PEACE!
rita

Santa Cruz, CA

#17 Jun 12, 2010
Commander Bunny wrote:
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Go ahead and feel "sorry" for Them, knock Yourself out.
But in reality, less than 1/12th of all Slaves from Africa were in the the then United States, most went to Brazil, and the rest of South/Central America.
I'm not saying that slavery is fine by any way, shape or form, but it was the fashion of the era, and still is in a few parts of the World.
In the early years of Our Nation, there were more endentured Europeans Servants, aka "Slaves" than there were slaves from the African continent.
Of course, We'll never hear about that, will We?
The difference between an indentured slave and (usually an african) slave was the indenture was for a set period of time, usually 7 years, the slavery was forever, even the offspring. My great grandmother was an indentured slave and my great grandfather paid off her debt, early, so they could get married. Horrific? Yes, but nothing compared to the institution of slavery. don't diminish the sins of our fathers, it only serves to out you as the bigot you are.
rita

Santa Cruz, CA

#18 Jun 12, 2010
Now wrote:
Surprised the headline for this article isn't "The Beginning Of Food Stamps and AIDS"
FYI, the first indentified case who brought AIDS to this country was a male scandinavian pilot. Your racist comment has no basis in facts. Food stamps are administered by the Department of Agriculture, to take care of crops surpluses and insure fair prices to farmers. food stamps also help keep local businesses going, especilly during hard times. Poor people are important contributors to this conomical boost. The programs hve little to do with compassion for the hungry.
Imagine it does not exist

Wappingers Falls, NY

#20 Jun 12, 2010
If you forget about the past, you will be doomed to repeat it--as the Jew say---WE WILL NEVER FORGET
The Truth wrote:
Here we go again....the media uses any excuse to bring up slavery again. Does no one realize how counter productive this is? As intelligent people we should have moved on , leby nowt this go and live our lives.
George

United States

#21 Jun 13, 2010
yakee girl wrote:
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Before the slaves set free the world was peaceful. Dont get me wrong I dont believe they should of been rapped or wiped. But they were not forming gains or shooting people over $10. Most blacks are crack heads looking to score anther hit.. Please ONE BLACK GUY prove to me your not all the same... Look at the murders, drugs ect whos behind most of them?? BLACK men
rapped or wiped?????
Justinia

Felton, DE

#22 Jun 14, 2010
yakee girl wrote:
<quoted text>
Before the slaves set free the world was peaceful. Dont get me wrong I dont believe they should of been rapped or wiped. But they were not forming gains or shooting people over $10. Most blacks are crack heads looking to score anther hit.. Please ONE BLACK GUY prove to me your not all the same... Look at the murders, drugs ect whos behind most of them?? BLACK men
It is amazing how racists view an article about very rare pictures of innocent slave children to be a great spot to spew more hate, filth and lies.

Yakee girl I bet you were home schooled by haters... You and the idiots who raised you are where the term white trash must have originated. Prove to me that you don't live in a beaten up flea infested trailer with your extended family and pit bulls chained up to trees... fetal alcohol syndrome much? Please break the cycle of hate, do not breed more Yakee girls or boys.
Sallie

Pineville, KY

#23 Jun 14, 2010
Freedom.....no matter what race you are... we have all fought for it...in one way or another... We didn't grow out of chains but of knowing that is was wrong. Just because it happeded does not make it right.. Yes I know there are places where it still goes on... still it is not right. There is nothing to gain from it nor is anything good achived by it. What if it were you, your wife or child... it would be different then right? I see the childern in the photo and my heart goes out to them as well as I am ashamed that it happened..plain and simple.. We won't repeat the things we learn from... but in some case's others will stand for the rights of those who can not stand for themselves. Race is not of color but of mind. Once you have growned, you may come to understand that..
Sallie

Pineville, KY

#24 Jun 14, 2010
Commander Bunny wrote:
<quoted text>
Go ahead and feel "sorry" for Them, knock Yourself out.
But in reality, less than 1/12th of all Slaves from Africa were in the the then United States, most went to Brazil, and the rest of South/Central America.
I'm not saying that slavery is fine by any way, shape or form, but it was the fashion of the era, and still is in a few parts of the World.
In the early years of Our Nation, there were more endentured Europeans Servants, aka "Slaves" than there were slaves from the African continent.
Of course, We'll never hear about that, will We?
Maybe you should read your history books again... I bet you still think Christopher found America and that the British were the first to live here... right...
Sallie

Pineville, KY

#25 Jun 14, 2010
This Day wrote:
I remember READING about all sorts of things like this, but it was not within my power to do anything about it. Am sorry for what THEY did, but am I to stay up at night worrying. I wasn't even born when they hung that guy on the cross, the atrocities in the Coliseum, the Bataan Death March, Auschwitz, Vietnam, severing heads in Iraq and hanging them from bridges. Realize I missed a "FEW" other centuries old immoral acts, but OUR job today is to ATTEMPT to not allow these things to happen again. What our ancestors did I do not sanction, AGAIN, am I to stay awake at night or pay reparations for all the evil? PEACE!
I didn't know anyone asked you to stay awake.
Slave descendant

United States

#27 Jun 23, 2010
During the times of slavery, was there industrialization? Not at first. With the building of machinery, things began to change. Prior to that, as we know, everything was made and done by hand or with arcane tools. Slaves were expensive. Most people did not own them and most people did not live on large elaborate plantations as is thought. There are records stating my ancestors were well cared for, and the white/black families still live close to each other. It was not always as is now told. While perhaps it is not right to own another, believe it or not, generational bonding due to slavery exists.

What would be nice is if those who just cannot accept the past and that it is over would expend their efforts to stop slavery that exists today.

If one can feel so strongly over photos of so many years past, plese do something about slavery today. This will help ease your pain and that of so many others. That deep remorse could well vindicate the lost souls of the past as well as those who suffer today. White slavery is most prevalent today. There is also child slavery. Fight that. Look into what goes on in other countries and fight those things. There is a way, but you must stand up today to resolve present slavery. The civil war in the US is over (and it was not just about slavery.)
ussurf

Stewartstown, PA

#28 Jun 23, 2010
In 2010 we are all slaves.Whats up with the slavery issue any way? I can not remember slavery and I am getting older, let it go.
Its like the Bush thing,Bush is gone,but he gets blamed for everything.Slavery was Bush's fault, Im sure of it.

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#29 Jun 23, 2010
There is no question the photo of this child is sad, however the reason it is publicised is to reinforce the collective white guilt so prevalent in our society which benefits no one.

The white indentured servants tale is also fraud, MOST of these people were slaves for life and had harsh lives. In fact most of the slaves that arrived in America were WHITE. Am I making this up?

http://www.scribd.com/doc/24626715/They-Were-...

Try educating yourself on Americas true history instead of falling for this marxist crap which is designed to ferment racial disunity.

“Taste great in milk!”

Since: Aug 08

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#30 Jun 23, 2010
Sallie wrote:
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Maybe you should read your history books again... I bet you still think Christopher found America and that the British were the first to live here... right...
No, I'm pretty much up on My history.

My Family were'nt slave owners, if anything, might have been Slaves Themselves, so You won't get any White guilt out of me.

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