One Of The Most Horrific Ghosts Of America’s Past Is One Many Forget About
It began with the enslaved peoples being crammed onto ships to be transported across the sea.
Once they’d arrived from Africa, these men, women, and children were sold at auction – often resulting in entire families being torn apart.
Once sold to a household or plantation, those who were enslaved were subjected to terrible conditions – living in small cabins with many other slaves and working long hours in the hot sun.
If a person tried to escape his or her enslavement, a warrant or bounty would be sent out, and whole teams of men and dogs were go out searching.
With the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, issued on January 1st, 1863, America saw its first step toward the freeing of those who were enslaved. But many injustices continued and still continue.