Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Free Black Slaveowners


Dr. Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950), known as “The Father of Black History,” was born in Buckingham County, Virginia, the son of former slaves. He received his doctorate from Harvard, rose to prominence as a writer and historian, and was the editor of The Journal of Negro History. He is best known for establishing Black History Week, which evolved into Black History Month.

In 1924 Dr. Woodson compiled from the U. S. Census records of 1830 the names and numbers of free Black owners of slaves, listed by State, along with the number of slaves owned by each. The statistics were copied by three assistants under his supervision, personally reviewed by Dr. Woodson, and published in Free Negro Owners of Slaves in the United States in 1830, Together with Absentee Ownership of Slaves in the United States in 1830. (Washington, DC: The Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, 1924.)


  1. Somehow this important research on slavery by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, “The Father of Black History,” has been cast down the Orwellian “memory hole.” By whom? And why?
    I guess what you don't know won't hurt you or them. These black
    slave owners were filthy rich on the backs of their own. And they
    weren't good Massa's.

  2. I became aware of Dana Ashlie with her investigative work on the covid19 scamdemic. Her research is not limited to that area. Check out her White Slavery video - well worth watching and sharing with anyone who thinks only African AMericans or Jews have suffered horrific treatment throughout history.

    1. Thanks.