Slavery 150 Years Ago: Whipped Mercilessly, Worked To The Bone In Cotton Fields And Warned Police Will Hunt Them Down If They Escape

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  • A series of images show the everyday life of slaves in the United States before its abolition

  • One shows the scars inflicted on the back of one slave while others show them working in cotton fields

  • They resurfaced on the 153rd anniversary of the 13th Amendment being signed into law by Abraham Lincoln

  • The 13th Amendment, which passed two years after Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, abolished slavery

Source: DailyMail