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Photos from the Past That Prove Humanity Has Come a Long Way

1800s | January 23, 2016

The emancipation of women and homosexuals, the abolition of slavery and torture, all these are signs that humanity somehow is moving towards progress. Here are some photos showing what it was like before...

Farmers await the opening of a slave fair in St. Louis, Missouri, 1852.
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A slave showing his scars from repeated floggings, 1863.
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A device that was probably meant to prevent slaves from escaping through small openings, such as windows, 1863.
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A British sailor removing the leg irons from a slave, late 1800s.
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Klu Klux Klan at a carnival, 1925.
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World’s Highest Standard of Living – A Margaret Bourke-White Photograph,1937.
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A Japanese family returning to their home in Los Angeles after WWII, 1945.
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Segregation in North Carolina, 1950.
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Black children looking in on a whites-only playground, Mobile, Alabama 1956.
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Black man drinking at white only fountain, 1964.
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Demonstrator at the Harlem Peace March to end racial oppression carries an anti-war sign, 1967.
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The child of a KKK member approaches black state troopers, 1992.
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H/T Imgur

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