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The Bottom Will Rise and Create a New World - Book 2

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Why the Central Focus of the World Revolutionary Movement Must Be the Destruction of Racism
The Bottom Will Rise and Create a New World
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Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Mary Ann Shadd Cary, Fighter against Slavery and for Equality of Black and White, Men and Women

Yanga
Yanga, Maroon Leader in Mexico
 

Photos of the ISBO Research Trip to Canada

Research trip began in Halifax, Nova Scotia
Research trip began in Halifax, Nova Scotia
In the Black Cultural Centre Library
In the Black Cultural Centre Library
Black neighborhood in Halifax-Dartmouth
Black neighborhood in Halifax-Dartmouth
Where you find black people you find cops
Where you find black people you find cops
Site of former historic black community of Africville in Halifax, NS
Site of former historic black community of Africville in Halifax, NS
Africville was bulldozed by the city in 1969
Africville was bulldozed by the city in 1969
Alongside Africville: a major seaway
Alongside Africville: a major seaway
Africville is now a dog park
Africville is now a dog park
But two brothers maintain a protest vigil
But two brothers maintain a protest vigil
On the site of the old Africville School
On the site of the old Africville School
Africville protester Victor Carvery, descendant of Jamaican Maroons
Africville protester Victor Carvery, descendant of Jamaican Maroons
And his brother Eddy
And his brother Eddy
Explaining the history to ISBO researcher Curtis Muhammad
Explaining the history to ISBO researcher Curtis Muhammad
Site of mass grave of Maroons, according to oral history
Site of mass grave of Maroons, according to oral history
Victor, Curtis and Eddy
Victor, Curtis and Eddy
Eddy and ISBO researchers Curtis Muhammad and Kathy Fischer
Eddy and ISBO researchers Curtis Muhammad and Kathy Fischer
Birchtown, landing site of slaves who escaped to British during American Revolution
Birchtown, landing site of slaves who escaped to British during American Revolution
Their descendants established this site
Their descendants established this site
The original museum was burned down a few years ago and relocated in the old schoolhouse
The original museum was burned down a few years ago and relocated in the old schoolhouse
Schools were number one priority in communities of former slaves
Schools were number one priority in communities of former slaves
Replica of a pit house at Birchtown
Replica of a pit house at Birchtown
Pit house description
Pit house description
With no other building materials, new arrivals lived in these through their first winter
With no other building materials, new arrivals lived in these through their first winter
Curtis discovers his ancestor's name with the help of Museum curator Bev Cox
Curtis discovers his ancestor's name with the help of Museum curator Bev Cox
in the list from the ships' ledgers
in the list from the ships' ledgers
Hundreds of Black Loyalists later moved to Sierra Leone in West Africa
Hundreds of Black Loyalists later moved to Sierra Leone in West Africa
Museum display
Museum display
Model of original museum destroyed by arson
Model of original museum destroyed by arson
Emancipation paper that allowed people on the boats from New York to Nova Scotia in 1783
Emancipation paper that allowed people on the boats from New York to Nova Scotia in 1783
Burial Ground
Burial Ground

Black woman leads anti-slavery press: Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Black woman leads anti-slavery press: Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Chatham: Hotbed of abolitionism
Chatham: Hotbed of abolitionism
John Brown's rifle
John Brown's rifle
Chatham recruits soldiers to fight slavery in US Civil War
Chatham recruits soldiers to fight slavery in US Civil War
Chatham was one-third black
Chatham was one-third black
Chatham history
Chatham history
UGRR in Ontario
UGRR in Ontario
Young women's organization in Chatham
Young women's organization in Chatham
A white abolitionist in Chatham: following black leadership
A white abolitionist in Chatham: following black leadership
Buxton, site of the historic Elgin Settlement near Chatham
Buxton, site of the historic Elgin Settlement near Chatham
School bell donated by black folk in Pittsburgh, USA
School bell donated by black folk in Pittsburgh, USA
Excellent historical museum at Buxton
Excellent historical museum at Buxton
Replica of two berths during the Middle Passage: visitors are welcome to experience them
Replica of two berths during the Middle Passage: visitors are welcome to experience them
Replica of a slave auction block
Replica of a slave auction block
Photo of rebellious slave showing instruments of torture
Photo of rebellious slave showing instruments of torture
Diagram of the star constellations people followed on the UGRR to go North
Diagram of the star constellations people followed on the UGRR to go North
Black abolitionists: a more radical viewpoint than white abolitionists
Black abolitionists: a more radical viewpoint than white abolitionists
In 1793, it became illegal to import slave to Ontario, so escapees who arrived there were free
In 1793, it became illegal to import slave to Ontario, so escapees who arrived there were free
Mass violence against slave catchers in US
Mass violence against slave catchers in US
Home where slave catchers were killed
Home where slave catchers were killed
More anti-slavery violence
More anti-slavery violence
200 people free the Crosswhites
200 people free the Crosswhites
British slave trade legally abolished in 1807
British slave trade legally abolished in 1807
Printing press used by abolitionist newspaper of Mary Shadd Cary
Printing press used by abolitionist newspaper of Mary Shadd Cary
Check out Osborne Anderson's report on the Harper's Ferry Raid
Check out Osborne Anderson's report on the Harper's Ferry Raid
Black abolitionists lead
Black abolitionists lead
Photo of Elgin resident
Photo of Elgin resident
Photo of Elgin resident
Photo of Elgin resident
Photo of Elgin resident
Photo of Elgin resident
Black doll collection at Buxton museum
Black doll collection at Buxton museum

Church quilting club produced bedding for residents
Church quilting club produced bedding for residents
Wheat thresher: Elgin was another self-sufficient community
Wheat thresher: Elgin was another self-sufficient community
Scythe to harvest wheat and hay
Scythe to harvest wheat and hay
Seed planting machine
Seed planting machine
Recruitment poster for US Civil War
Recruitment poster for US Civil War
Signed by leading black abolitionists
Signed by leading black abolitionists
List of Chatham black men who fought in the Civil War
List of Chatham black men who fought in the Civil War
Martin Delaney: Chatham resident and historic anti-racist figure
Martin Delaney: Chatham resident and historic anti-racist figure
Civil War veteran from Elgin
Civil War veteran from Elgin
A surviving original home at Elgin Settlement
A surviving original home at Elgin Settlement

Interior of Elgin home
Interior of Elgin home
Heated by fireplace
Heated by fireplace
Washing machine
Washing machine
Sawmill
Sawmill
What self-sufficiency means: handmade wooden pulleys
What self-sufficiency means: handmade wooden pulleys
Apple cider press
Apple cider press
Thresher in barn
Thresher in barn
Elgin School: community's top priority
Elgin School: community's top priority
Elgin school was internationally reknowned for academic excellence
Elgin school was internationally reknowned for academic excellence
Elgin descendants today run educational programs inside the old school
Elgin descendants today run educational programs inside the old school
Where the children would hang their coats
Where the children would hang their coats
One-room school for grades 1 - 10
One-room school for grades 1 - 10
The teacher taught abolition and black power inside the other academic subjects
The teacher taught abolition and black power inside the other academic subjects
70 children; one teacher
70 children; one teacher
Graduates of this school became leaders of UGRR, abolitionism and Black Reconstruction in the US (also doctors, lawyers and teachers)
Graduates of this school became leaders of UGRR, abolitionism and Black Reconstruction in the US (also doctors, lawyers and teachers)
Coal stove for heat
Coal stove for heat
Nearby white school closed when all the parents sent their children to Elgin for its superior academics
Nearby white school closed when all the parents sent their children to Elgin for its superior academics
Wheelchair used by young female student
Wheelchair used by young female student
Who later became secretary to Marcus Garvey
Who later became secretary to Marcus Garvey

Mary Ann Shadd Cary, abolitionist and feminist newspaperwoman
Mary Ann Shadd Cary, abolitionist and feminist newspaperwoman

Shadd Cary
Shadd Cary
White abolitionist Ross, who took leadership from black abolitionists and did historic work
White abolitionist Ross, who took leadership from black abolitionists and did historic work
"Self-reliance is the true road to independence"
"Self-reliance is the true road to independence"
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