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What is this?Edit

There are two African people, a male and a female. They are in a plain room, in which there is a bed for them to lay on. The African man is slightly sleeping but looks in pain. The female that is sitting up, it looks as if both of her hands are chained behind her back, and her feet are chained to the bed. The male seems half a sleep has one leg chained to the bed. They have there shoes in the left side of the bed and they have a gallon of water to drink for a long hot day in the sun. The female has no shirt on and she is wearing a type of hat. The one who is half asleep has a hat but it's dangling off the corner of the head board. On the wall of the female’s side, there is an iron-mask; it was used as a form of punishment.

What do we know about it?Edit

This picture shows two African American male and female slaves being punished and tortured. This shows how African people suffered while working for the Europeans and even tortured them by cutting off their legs and arms. They were also branded in their forehead, so they aren't stolen from other Europeans and are officially owned by somebody. On the wall there is an iron mask that the Europeans put on the slaves so they don’t eat anything. It can be kept on for a long or short periods of time. It depends on when the Europeans decided to take it off of them. As you can see the male with the white is near death because of all the pain and torture he went through

Why should a high school student study this object?Edit

It shows what African Americans had to deal with as slaves and how Europeans tortured them. The student would be interested in finding out more about this topic, in order to learn more about how Europeans tortured them. This also would give the student an idea of what happened in history and how we live the life of luxury compared to what happened back then. We were the lucky ones; we didn’t have to through this instead parts of our families basically suffered for us. So that we could live the lives we have now.


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