Marks of Punishment Inflicted upon a Colored Servant in Richmond, Virginia

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Title

Marks of Punishment Inflicted upon a Colored Servant in Richmond, Virginia

Subject

Slavery and Disregarding Humanity

Description

This image depicts punishment burns to a young slave. Her humanity is completely disregarded because of her race. Humans are distinguished from other species because of our mental capacity, our ability to push our limits of understanding from others to the world around us. When you disregard someone's mind, you disregard who they are as a person and reduce them to nothing more than a physical body.

Creator

Wendell Phillips Papers

Source

Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora

Date

1866

Contributor

Kelsey Noonan

Type

Drawing

Files

effects of burning.jpg

Citation

Wendell Phillips Papers, “Marks of Punishment Inflicted upon a Colored Servant in Richmond, Virginia,” Enlightenmens, accessed February 6, 2023, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/1039.

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