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ANCESTRY ANTHOLOGY: PLANTATION OWNERS: AFRICAN ART - AFRICAN KINGS - AFRICAN PEOPLE











AS YOU KNOW, I HAVE BEGUN AN ANCESTRY ANTHOLOGY SERIES FOCUSING ON "TEXAS PLANTATION OWNERS"....I FIGURE EVERY ONE OF THEM PLAYED A PART IN THE HISTORY OF AFRICANSAND/OR FREE BLACK AMERICANS FROM THE BEGINNINGS OF THE HISTORY OF TEXAS....INCLUDING IN MY FAMILY....FOR INSTANCE, I AM LOOKING IN MY FAMILY TREE FOR EACH OF THEM OR THEIR FAMILY NAME....FOR INSTANCE, THERE ARE "BILLINGSLEYS" IN MY FAMILY; I NOW WILL HAVE TO SEE IF ANY OF THEM COULD HAVE COME FROM THE PLANTATION OF "VIRGINIA SHAW BILLINGSLEY"...


THE CAPITAL CITY OF AUSTIN WAS FOUNDED BY STEPHEN F. AUSTIN WITH 300 FAMILIES FROM SOME OF THE STATES WHICH WERE PART OF THE UNION IN THE 1830s....

TEXAS HAD INDIGENOUS TRIBES AND THERE WAS A TREMENDOUS INFLUX OF PEOPLE,
FROM EVERY STATE IN THE UNION, IN PREPARATION FOR THE IMPENDING CIVIL WAR WHICH WAS SEEMED IMMINENT....SO; SLAVE MASTERS TOOK OR SHIPPED THEIR SLAVES                            ALL OVER THE COUNTRY; MAINLY TO STATES WITH LARGE SLAVE POPULATIONS;

OR ISLANDS AND/OR TERRITORIES UNDER THEIR COLONIAL CONTROL.


THE SLAVE TRADERS, OWNERS, AND MASTERS KNEW THE ANTI-SLAVERY MOVEMENT WAS MAKING RADICAL CHANGES IN THE COUNTRY WHICH WOULD PROBABLY RESULT

IN CIVIL WAR;AND, THEY WERE DOING ALL THEY COULD TO PRESERVE THEIR WAY OF LIFE USING SLAVE LABOR;
INCLUDING SHIPPING THEM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY TO AVOID LAWS OR BE A PART OF MAKING NEW LAWS WHICH PRESERVED "SLAVERY"....



SO, I BELIEVE WE NEED TO KNOW THE NAMES OF ALL THESE MEN IN TEXAS WHO HELD OUR ANCESTORS IN SLAVERY..

I HAVE NOTICED, AFTER DOING THESE POSTS, THAT THESE PEOPLE IMMIGRATED WITH THEIR SLAVES MOST OF THE TIME...
WHICH EXPLAINS WHY MY FAMILY TREE STRETCHES ACROSS THIS COUNTRY....SLAVES WERE SHIPPED FROM EVERY STATE TO TEXAS....


SO, THE FLAGS OF THREE (3) COUNTRIES FLEW OVER THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS....SPAIN, MEXICO, AND FRANCE....THEREFORE, I HAVE IDENTIFIED ANCESTORS FROM THOSE COUNTRIES IN MY FAMILY TREE....I AM NOT SURPRISED, BECAUSE THESE WERE THE PEOPLE WHO POPULATED TEXAS...EXCEPT FOR THE NATIVE INDIAN TRIBES.....

SO, I DECIDED THAT SINCE I WAS DETERMINED TO SHARE THE STORIES OF THE PLANTATION OWNERS, I WILL INCLUDE PICTURES AND STORIES

OF THEIR "SLAVES", TOO!!

THEREFORE, TODAY I HAVE COLLECTED SOME AMAZING PICTURES FROM THE JAMES C. LEWIS COLLECTION OF AFRICAN ART AND SOCIETY...
.THEY INCLUDE PICTURES OF MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN....

THEY INCLUDE PICTURES OF HISTORICAL FIGURES; LIKE EGYPTIAN PHAROAHS, KINGS, QUEENS, AND PRINCESSES....

THEREFORE, I AM GOING BACK TO "UPDATE" MY PREVIOUS "PLANTATION OWNERS" POSTS...AND, THERE ARE MANY, MANY PLANTATION OWNERS TO GO....WITH PICTURES OF THE PEOPLE THEY ENSLAVED....ABUSED.....TORTURED...




I AM HOPING THAT BY PUTTING A FACE ON THE SLAVES, THE DESCENDANTS OF

THESE PLANTATION OWNERS WILL HAVE CLEARER UNDERSTANDING OF WHY IT IS SO "PAINFUL" FOR BLACK AND AFRICAN PEOPLE TO LOOK AT STATUES OF THE PEOPLE WHO ENSLAVED THEIR ANCESTORS FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS.....AND CONTINUE TO ENSLAVE....ABUSE....AND TORTURE....THEIR DESCENDANTS, EVEN TODAY!

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