Rarely Seen History: 22 Photos Showing Historical Racism In America

When we share photos like this, sometimes we hear people say that we’re “stirring things up” or “not letting things go.” OK. We aren’t going to let it go. This could happen again and we need the reminder. History that isn’t shared repeats itself.

What we have going on in Texas and Colorado right now is dangerous and frightening, as school districts and Koch-funded organizations try to rewrite history.

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Flogged slave (1863)
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Farmers waiting for the opening of a slave fair in St. Louis, Missouri (1852).
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Slave torturing devices. The collar may have been used to prevent him from escaping through narrow openings, like windows, etc. (1863)
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Family of Japanese origin returning to their home after WWII (1945).
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Segregation in North Carolina (1950).
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British sailor removing the leg irons off a slave, late 1800s.
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Ku Klux Klan at the carnival in Canon City ,1925.
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World’s Highest Standard of Living ? A Margaret Bourke-White Photograph,1937.
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Black children looking in on a whites-only playground, Mobile, Alabama 1956.
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Not America but important to see. African girl in human zoo, Belgium 1958.
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Demonstrator at the Harlem Peace March to end racial oppression carries an anti-war sign, 1967.
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The child of a KKK member approaches black state troopers, 1992.
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