A picture showing five generations at Mosby Hall in Littleton, the home of John Pelopidus Leach after the war. From right to left, "Uncle Essex, Aunt Emily, Aunt Agnes, and Aunt Mabel [with her child whose name author does not know]. This was probably taken around 1900. Notice the Confederate Great Coat that Aunt Mabel is wearing. Uncle Essex was born a slave, and lived in "Person's Ordinary" on Mosby Hall Plantation where he was a stage coach driver."
Sarah and Sam Douglas, Ages 82 and 89 : Federal Writers' Project : Free Download & Streaming
Enslaved women often had their fertility examined by owners to make sure they were able to birth as many children as possible. Secretly, slaveowners would impregnate enslaved women and when the child was born and grew to an age where he could work on the fields, they would take the "very same c
1864: Full-length portrait of an African-American brother and sister, former slaves, holding hands while wearing ripped and torn clothing. They were owned by Thomas White of Mathews Co., Virginia, until Captain Riley, 6th U.S.O.I., turned them over to the Society of Friends to educate at the Orphan's Shelter, Philadelphia. Photograph entitled, 'AS WE FOUND THEM.' (Photo by P. F. Cooper/George Eastman House/Getty Images)
Lindy Patton, Age 96 : Federal Writers' Project : Free Download & Streaming