These photographs of African-Ameivcan women were taken in the Victorian Era, mainly from the years 1860 to 1901.
They were either slaves or the children of slaves.
“I am not ashamed of my grandparents for having been slaves.
I am only ashamed of myself for having at one time being ashamed.”
– Ralph Ellison –
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