So the existence of free blacks means there was no slaves? I'm not sure what you mean with the pictures? Could you explainIt's virtually impossible. The images in the above PDF link with our contemporary commentary could originally mean just about anything. Additionally, images of this kind exist for just about any race out there.
I just find it suspicious, as it is not consistent with the "hugeness" of the slavery issue itself. 19th century definitely poses a few questions.
What about the lynchings and burning of black towns, churches etc? Did that happen after the war? The lack of pictures could be people werent interested in preserving slave photos. Maybe slave owners destroyed them?
There are autobiographical books, newspaper classifieds, baptism records, wills etc. are those all fake? What about the violence during the Jim Crow era and push to separate whites from blacks?
I did notice in my family tree and others we have census records of free unmixed blacks owning land in the mid 1800s. It doesn't add up with slavery since if they were freed documents should exist as proof. My DNA doesn't match with any Africans although many have tested. I know recently there's been a push that African Americans aren't from Africa and they were prisoners from war etc. how does that fit? It might be a new thread.
Were colonists Muslim? How did that change? (or did it?)Are they white prisoners or slaves? Are those heads on sticks?
OK, we dont have much to go on. The plate says these are "young ladies from the high school."
But everyone agrees everything about the photo is very creepy, probably because of the similarity to this.
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These Lincoln ladies attire remind me of another paramilitary organization.
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A female paramilitary army is a reminder of the Valkyrie and their association with funerals.
the valkyries bring their chosen to the afterlife hall of the slain, Valhalla, ruled over by the god Odin. Valkyrie - Wikipedia
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Thanks for bringing Zwarte Peit back into the discussion. Here we have clear examples of Black Aristocracy.
The Quran in the U.S is clue to what the Confederate states of America culture was.
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And who they declared Independence from.
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And who they fought. First Barbary War - Wikipedia
And for a bonus, more white slavers with that odd eagle.
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Just trying to understand y'all point of view. Interesting topic.