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Background imageBlack history Collection: Buffalo soldiers on a rough trail

Buffalo soldiers on a rough trail
Buffalo soldier and his horse taking a tumble from the trail, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: HSET2A-00125

HSET2A-00125
African-American buffalo soldier riding a frisky horse fresh from the herd, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration by Frederic Remington

Background imageBlack history Collection: HSET2A-00088

HSET2A-00088
Buffalo soldiers in the Arizona desert. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration by Frederic Remington

Background imageBlack history Collection: Buffalo soldiers charging to the rescue

Buffalo soldiers charging to the rescue
Captain Dodges black troopers to the rescue in the west. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: Buffalo soldier drinking from his canteen

Buffalo soldier drinking from his canteen on a desert march. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Frederic Remington illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: PBLA2D-00010

PBLA2D-00010
Quill pen in the hand of the Phyllis Wheatley statue, Boston Womens Memorial. Digital photograph

Background imageBlack history Collection: Black slave on a sugar plantation

Black slave on a sugar plantation
Slave woman hoeing sugar plants on a plantation in Louisiana, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: Slave-ship hoisting sail, 1800s

Slave-ship hoisting sail, 1800s
African slave-ship hoisting sail upon sighting an English cruiser, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: Slave couple marrying by jumping over a broom

Slave couple marrying by jumping over a broom
Broomstick wedding ceremony of African-American slaves, from an eyewitness before the Civil War. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: Slave-ship diagram showing Africans packed on deck

Slave-ship diagram showing Africans packed on deck
Deck plan of a slave ship, showing how captured Africans were arranged as cargo, 1700s. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: Slave auction in New Orleans

Slave auction in New Orleans
Slaves for sale at an auction in New Orleans, Louisiana. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: Captive Africans on a slave-ship off Key West

Captive Africans on a slave-ship off Key West
Deck of the captured slave-ship " Wildfire" brought into Key West, 1860. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: Slave cabin where Booker T. Washington was born

Slave cabin where Booker T. Washington was born
Slave cabin birthplace of Booker T. Washington, Burroughs tobacco plantation, Virginia. Photograph

Background imageBlack history Collection: Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass portrait. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: PBLA2R-00002

PBLA2R-00002
Benjamin Banneker. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier portrait, digitally retouched

Background imageBlack history Collection: Cotton wharf in Charleston SC, 1870s

Cotton wharf in Charleston SC, 1870s
Black stevedores loading bales on the cotton wharf in Charleston, South Carolina, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: PBLA2A-00003

PBLA2A-00003
Harriet Tubman, the " Moses of her people." Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century photograph

Background imageBlack history Collection: Underground Railroad account by William Still

Underground Railroad account by William Still
Title page of William Stills record of the Underground Railroad, published in 1872. Woodcut with a watercolor wash

Background imageBlack history Collection: Black regiment assaulting Battery Wagner during the US Civil War

Black regiment assaulting Battery Wagner during the US Civil War
54th Massachusetts (Colored) Regiment assaulting Confederate stronghold of Fort Wagner, SC. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: Cotton gin in use by African-American slaves in the South

Cotton gin in use by African-American slaves in the South
Slaves using Eli Whitneys cotton gin, invented in the 1790s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: Cartoon about literacy tests in the South, 1870s

Cartoon about literacy tests in the South, 1870s
" The blakman orter be eddikated afore he kin vote with us wites" - cartoon about literacy tests, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Thomas Nast cartoon

Background imageBlack history Collection: Cotton bale loaded on a boat in New Orleans, 1800s

Cotton bale loaded on a boat in New Orleans, 1800s
Young African-American stevedore loading cotton onto a steamboat at New Orleans, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: Wedding of former slaves in the South, 1870s

Wedding of former slaves in the South, 1870s
Freed African-American couple getting married in a cabin during Reconstruction. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: Senator Blanche K. Bruce

Senator Blanche K. Bruce
Blanche K. Bruce, first African-American to serve a full term as US Senator. Digitally colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: Africans jumping from a slave ship, 1700s

Africans jumping from a slave ship, 1700s
African captives leaping off a slave-ship near the coast of Africa, 1700s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: Freed slaves escaping after the Emancipation Proclamation

Freed slaves escaping after the Emancipation Proclamation
Freed Negroes coming into the Union lines at Newbern NC, after the Emancipation Proclamation, 1863. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: Slave crossing the Ohio River to escape the South

Slave crossing the Ohio River to escape the South
African-American escaping slavery by crossing the Ohio River, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: Black stevedores in St. Louis, Missouri, 1890s

Black stevedores in St. Louis, Missouri, 1890s
African-American roustabouts on the levee, St. Louis, Missouri, 1890s. Albertype reproduction of a photograph

Background imageBlack history Collection: Slave catchers capturing a fugitive slave

Slave catchers capturing a fugitive slave
Escaped slave captured under the Fugitive Slave Law. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: Plantation slaves singing and clapping

Plantation slaves singing and clapping
Group of slaves singing on a southern plantation, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration based on a Boston teachers description

Background imageBlack history Collection: Slave family in colonial New York

Slave family in colonial New York
Slave family making music in their cellar room of the Knickerbocker mansion, New York, 1700s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: Slaves husking corn on a plantation

Slaves husking corn on a plantation
Slaves social gathering at a plantation corn-husking, 1800s. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: Black family murdered by the KKK, 1870s

Black family murdered by the KKK, 1870s
Ku Klux Klan members shooting a black family in their cabin, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: KKK murderers visit a black familys cabin, 1800s

KKK murderers visit a black familys cabin, 1800s
Ku Klux Klansmen wrapped in sheets on a murderous raid in a black familys cabin, late 1800s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: Africans brought to Jamestown as slaves, 1600s

Africans brought to Jamestown as slaves, 1600s
Introduction of African slaves into Virginia Colony at Jamestown, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: AGRI2A-00011

AGRI2A-00011
Afroamerican slaves picking cotton. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: Slave auction in Virginia

Slave auction in Virginia
Slave family on the auction block in Virginia, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: Slaves escaping to freedom in the north

Slaves escaping to freedom in the north
Black slaves hiding in southern swamps on their escape to the North. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: Slave cabin on a southern plantation

Slave cabin on a southern plantation
Slave family outside their cabin on a southern plantation. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: AGRI2A-00054

AGRI2A-00054
African American slaves harvesting cane on a sugar plantation Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: AGRI2A-00055

AGRI2A-00055
Black slaves harvesting sugar cane on a plantation in the US South, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: Slave auction before the US Civil War

Slave auction before the US Civil War
Slave mother and daughter on the auction block in the US South. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: Pro-slavery poster in Kansas, 1850s

Pro-slavery poster in Kansas, 1850s
Kansas poster calling for homesteaders to rally under pro-slavery governor Charles Robinson, 1850s. Printed color reproduction of a document

Background imageBlack history Collection: Slaves in Washington DC, early 1800s

Slaves in Washington DC, early 1800s
Slave-coffle in Washington DC passing the old Capitol, which burned in the War of 1812. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: Africans taken by canoe to be sold as slaves

Africans taken by canoe to be sold as slaves
African native slavers canoe carrying captives to the coast. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Kemble illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: Slave caravan in Africa

Slave caravan in Africa
Captured Africans to be sold as slaves. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: African slave caravan on the march

African slave caravan on the march
African slavers killing a captive too weak to march. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageBlack history Collection: Afroamerican neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio, 1880

Afroamerican neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio, 1880
African-American residents of the Negro Quarter in Cincinnati, Ohio, about 1880. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration



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