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Charley, a slave boy from New Orleans. Source: Library of Congress
Isaac and Rosa, emancipated slave children from the free schools of Louisiana (circa 1863). Source: Library of Congress
American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement. Source: Library of Congress
American abolitionist John Brown later in life. He was later hanged for his failed attack on a federal armory in Harper's Ferry, WV. Source: Library of Congress
An American abolitionist who believed armed insurrection was the only way to overthrow the violent system of slavery in the United States. In 1859, Brown led an unsuccessful raid on the federal armory at Harpers Ferry that ended with his capture. Source: Library of Congress
Former slaves attend "Old Slave Day", Southern Pines. Source: Library of Congress
A group of slaves, then referred to as "contrabands". Source: Library of Congress
Wilson Chinn, a branded slave from Louisiana--Also exhibiting instruments of torture used to punish slaves (1863). Source: Library of Congress
Iron mask, collar, leg shackles and spurs used to restrict slaves. Source: Library of Congress
A sign reads "Auction & Negro Sales". Source: Library of Congress
Slave pen, Alexandria, Va. Source: Library of Congress
Port Royal Island, S.C. African Americans preparing cotton for the gin on Smith's plantation. Source: Library of Congress
Cabins where slaves were raised for market--The famous Hermitage, Savannah, Georgia. Source: Library of Congress
Large group of slaves standing in front of buildings on Smith's Plantation, Beaufort, South Carolina. Source: Library of Congress
Five generations of slaves on Smith's Plantation, Beaufort, South Carolina. Source: Library of Congress
1862 photo of Abraham Lincoln on battlefield at Antietam, Maryland. Source: Library of Congress
Print announcing Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. Source: Library of Congress
These children were turned out of the St. Lawrence Hotel, Chestnut St., Philadelphia, on account of color. Source: Library of Congress
A slave girl from New Orleans (1864). Source: Library of Congress
Rosa, an emancipated slave from New Orleans (1863). Source: Library of Congress
Cumberland Landing, Va. group of slaves referred to as "contrabands". Source: Library of Congress