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Civil War Slave Children

Deborah Lazarus

Macon, United States

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Original photograph digitally altered by Photoshop. The photograph itself was some what blurred, but what really got to me were the sad, apprehensive looks on the children’s faces, as well as their pitifully dirty, tattered clothing. Notice that all of the girls had caps on their heads. This was probably to protect them from the hot sun as they labored in the fields. None of the children had shoes on and the clothes were so worn and give the appearance that these children had lived and slept in them for days. (Might have been the only clothes they owned.) The little boy had some rag round his waist and you can not tell whether he was wearing anything underneath it or not. But in any event, it was just a rag. Look at these children. There was no sense childhood wonder about them. They did not know what having the security of a childhood was. To whoever owned them they were simply field hands….a means to an end to picking crops. This was a very sad, hateful, and brutal time in our nation’s history. A time of which we certainly can not take pride. I live in Georgia, but please don’t raise the Confederate flag on my behalf.

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