Among the first slaves to be liberated were those on J. J. Smith's cotton plantation near Beaufort, South Carolina, which had been occupied by the Union army since late 1861. Newly freed men, women, and children are recorded at the historic moment as they assembled for their departure. Timothy O'Sullivan made this view of more than a hundred individuals standing in front of their former quarters, their meager belongings packed in burlap bundles as they begin their lives of freedom.
Legendary blues musician B.B. King has died in Las Vegas, his attorney told The Associated Press. Cause of death was not released. He was 89. Here’s a look at the life of blues legend B.B. King. Personal: Birth date: September 16, 1925 Birthplace: Mississippi Delta cotton plantation between Indianola and what is now Itta Bena, Mississippi Birth name: Riley B. […] The post Blues Legend B.B. King: A Glimpse Into The Amazing Life Of The ‘King of Blues” appeared first on Black Then .
Frogmore Cotton Plantation & Gins - Cotton Then & Now
In the aftermath of the terrible Civil War which has devastated the South, Amanda America Dixon returns home to find she has become the sole heir to a vast cotton plantation. But the dreadful secret which has blighted her life threatens to deprive her of