FC: Slavery Immigration | in 19th Century New York | By: Kyona Hill
1: Before most blacks immigrated to New York City, they smarted off as slaves. They were transported from their home land,for most Africa, on ships called Slave Ships. They were extremely over crowed and conditions were awful. | The picture on the right shows how they placed on the very bottom space of the ships. There was no moving room what so ever. Chained to each other for days at a time.
2: This is a Bill of Sale for a family of 3 from Cumberland, Kentucky, 1845
3: This Bill of Sale was written for a slave named Kate by her formal owner, Samuel Kent in Hatfield, Massachusetts-May 22, 1734
4: To make easy money and keep their plantations up, owners of slaves would sale their slaves. Sometime new 'shipments' of slaves would come in and had to be sold. This is how they would promote it.
5: Another flier of a pubic slave auction.
6: A picture of slaves that probably worked the same filed together day in and day out, stuck together like family.
7: Home land for a slave could look like this. This tiny 1 to 2 bedroom shack come be filled with a family of 4 or 5 more even.
8: This a map of the trade in America.
9: This shows the slave trade and how it worked for slaves coming from Africa to America. | The routes they took are showed.
10: The undergroud rail road wasn't a real railroad and it wasn't underground. It was a path that slave took to the North to be free.
11: This map was drawn by a slave to show how the get to the North and live free. | Many lost their lives on the journey.
12: Day 187-"Sold". It's 12:43 am as I's write in my diary. Today I's saw my first ever live auction, thank Sweet Jesus I wasnt the one begin sold but I's cant say the same for Jimmy, Emma and Tommy. They were all sold today. I's cried as Emma's papers were begin signed and lipped to me "I'll see you again...on the North side". Day 194-"New Light". I havent been writing as much as I want to because the masta's wife just had another baby and that make 4. Three loud little white kids runnin' all over and place and one that wont stop cryin'. Well, back to work..this floo' aint goin' mop it'self.
13: Day 200-"Big 2 .0.0" This is my 200th day working for masta'and I's must say, I've had my up and my downs but I's thankin' my Sweet God that he pickin' me, ma, pa and Katie-my little sister- together. Aint nothing like spending your 200th Birthday with'ya family.