Black History Fun Fact Friday – “Drapetomania”

This is a shocking post from Yecheilyah Ysrayl about how white slave owners used mental illness as an excuseto illtreat their slaves.

In the light of the Black Lives Matter movement, I think it’s important people know these little known facts.

3 thoughts on “Black History Fun Fact Friday – “Drapetomania””

  1. I couldn’t find a link, Vivienne, but the subject of the article doesn’t surprise me. It took some depraved minds to beat, torture, murder, rape (men, women, and children) and otherwise brutalize human beings. Mental illness might have been the reason in some rare cases, but otherwise… it was pure evil.


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