Posted on 1st March 2012
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Historic Photographs Of “White” Slaves
In 1863 and 1864, eight former slaves toured the northern states  to  raise money for impoverished African-American schools in New Orleans;   four children with mixed-race ancestry and pale complexions were   deliberately included to evoke sympathy from white northerners.  Photographs of Charles Taylor, Rebecca Huger, Rosina Downs, and Augusta   Broujey were mass-produced and sold as part of the campaign.

Historic Photographs Of “White” Slaves

In 1863 and 1864, eight former slaves toured the northern states to raise money for impoverished African-American schools in New Orleans; four children with mixed-race ancestry and pale complexions were deliberately included to evoke sympathy from white northerners. Photographs of Charles Taylor, Rebecca Huger, Rosina Downs, and Augusta Broujey were mass-produced and sold as part of the campaign.

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    A letter about these children to the Editor of Harper’s Weekly in 1864: http://www.merrycoz.org/yc/HARPERSL.HTM
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