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.

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 .

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

Frogmore Cotton Plantation & Gins - Cotton Then & Now

South Carolina. Cotton plantation.

South Carolina. Cotton plantation.

The Means house in Beaufort was one of the homes converted to a hospital during the Civil War. It was built around 1805 by Robert Means, who owned a cotton plantation on the southern tip of Parris Island.

Means House, Beaufort, Paris Island. 1805 Greek Revival built for Robert Means, a cotton plantation owner. It was used as a hospital during the Civil War.

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 the birthright which her beloved father David had struggled for so long to create. Full movie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAtqxip5s9A

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

Native sun: In the Deep South, a solar farm rises on a former cotton plantation | Grist

Native sun: In the Deep South, a solar farm rises on a former cotton plantation

Native sun: In the Deep South, a solar farm rises on a former cotton plantation | Grist

Old shack in the middle of a cotton plantation in the Mississippi Delta

A COTTON FIELD CHRISTMAS

You don't have to go very far in either direction to see and Old shack like this un in the Delta

20 Rare Color Photos From World War II

20 Rare Color Photos From World War II

A cross roads store, bar, 'juke joint' and gas station in the cotton plantation area of Melrose, Louisiana

Cotton Plantation Slavery    It increased the number of slaves in America and led to cotton plantations spreading across the Deep South to Texas.  — video.tvguide.com

The Cotton Economy and Slavery

Cotton Plantation Slavery It increased the number of slaves in America and led to cotton plantations spreading across the Deep South to Texas. — video.tvguide.com

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