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The Destruction of the Black Family Part 10

Hat tip R-Evolution Enslaved Black American Women terminating/preventing pregnancies as resistance… Women resisted reproduction in order to resist slavery. They resisted reproduction by finding medicine or herbs that would terminate pregnancy or by practicing abstinence. For example, chewing on cotton … Continue reading

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The Destruction of the Black Family -Part 9: 2 stories

Hat tip R-Evolution One time dey sent me on Ol’ man Mack Williams’ farm here in Jasper County-Georgia. Dat man would kill you sho. If dat little branch on his plantation could talk it would tell many a tale ’bout … Continue reading

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The Destruction of the Black Family- 8: A history-part 2

Hat tip R-Evolution The Revolutionary period saw another metamorphosis of the black family as the Northern states abolished slavery, the South opened up to interstate slave trade, and planters moved West. While the newly free blacks of the North started … Continue reading

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The Destruction of the Black Family- Part 7: A history

Hat tip R-Evolution When Africans were taken from their homes and forced into slavery, they were separated from mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers and were torn from extensive kinship networks. Enslaved in the British colonies of North America or the … Continue reading

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The Destruction of the Black Family -Part 6

Hat tip R-Evolution For many enslaved African Americans, one of the cruelest hardships they endured was sexual abuse by the slave- holders, overseers, and other white men and women whose power to dominate them was complete. Enslaved women were forced … Continue reading

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The Destruction of the Black Family -Part 5: How we got over…

Hat tip R-Evolution The Revolutionary period saw a metamorphosis of the Black family as the Northern states abolished slavery, the South opened up to interstate slave trade, and planters moved West. While the newly free blacks of the North started … Continue reading

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The Destruction of the Black Family- Part 4

Hat tip R-Evolution By the 19th century, popular Southern literature characterized female slaves as lustful and promiscuous “Jezebels” who shamelessly tempted white owners into sexual relations. This stereotype of the promiscuous slave was partially motivated by the need to rationalize … Continue reading

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The Destruction of the Black Family -Part 3: Colorism

Hat tip R-Evolution The children of white fathers and slave mothers were mixed-race slaves, whose appearance was generally classified as mulatto (this term originally meant a person with white and black… parents, but then encompassed any mixed-race person). By the … Continue reading

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