SARA GRUDGER, age 121 | FORMER SLAVE from Burke County, North Carolina"I never know what it was to rest. I just work all the time from morning till late at night. I had to do everything there was to do on the outside. Work in the field, chop wood, hoe corn, till sometime I feels like my back surely break. I done everything except split rails".
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT: This is a restoration of an "original postcard from the early 1900's depicts a Black man tied to a whipping post in Delaware. Whipping posts were used for punishment by public humiliation and physical abuse, sometimes lethal. These punishments generally lasted for hours. As part of the the punishment, crowds would throw garbage, rocks, hit, kick and spit on the "offender". Dover, Delaware 1910.
White men pose around black man lynched & burned in OK during “Red Summer,” 1919 | Red Summer was marked by hundreds of deaths & higher casualties across the US as a result of race riots that occurred in more than 3 dozen cities & 1 rural county. In most instances, whites attacked blacks. In some cases many black people fought back, notably in Chicago. The riots resulted from a variety of postwar social tensions & competition for jobs and housing among white & black people.
Wake up! This is one of the reasons black people must make it a point to store long term food and water, emergency items, camping gear, first aid and learn survival skills like gardening. Work together and prepare now!