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Former Slaves: 1916

Former Slaves: 1916

Washington, D.C., 1916. "Convention of former slaves. Annie Parram, age 104; Anna Angales, age 105; Elizabeth Berkeley, 125; Sadie Thompson, 110." National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

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If the age is correct, Elizabeth Berkeley was born around 1791! Wow!

125!!!

I hope at least some of those 100+ years were happy ones for these women.

[Indeed. Even if the ages given might not be super-accurate, there's history written on these faces. -Dave]

What can one say

But I can feel it.

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