October 31, 2014

In 154 Years, Has Anything Changed? These Images Tell the Story...

Yohanan ELiYah of the New Abolitionists sent me this disturbing graphic where the past is juxtaposed with the present...

A story in  Harper’s Weekly, Dec. 18, 1858, featured an illustration of a man being killed by a shower bath at Auburn Correctional Facility in New York State, entitled  “The Negro convict, More, showered to death.”   “. . . all the water that was in the tank — amounting to from three to five barrels, the quantity is uncertain — was showered upon him in spite of his piteous cries; a few minutes after his release from the bath he fell prostrate, was carried to his cell, and died in five minutes.”

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