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Preparing the Cotton for the Gin

Preparing the Cotton for the Gin Civil Rights Slaves and Slave Owners Social Studies African American History Visual Arts

Timothy H. O’Sullivan took this picture of slaves on a South Carolina plantation as they prepared the cotton for processing.

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Port Royal Island, S.C. African Americans preparing cotton for the gin on Smith's plantation

Photograph of the Federal Navy, and seaborne expeditions against the Atlantic Coast of the Confederacy, specifically of Port Royal, S.C., 1861-1862. Shows seven African Americans sitting in a pile of cotton in front of gin house.

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