Black Babies once used as bait

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It doesn’t get much worse than this.

Some things you just wish you didn’t know. But not knowing something just keeps us ignorant. We have to know these things because they are a part of our African American experience. Our history.

A shocking and hurtful video talks about how the babies of slaves were stolen when the women weren’t watching, and taken to a swamp area late at night. The babies were aged infant to toddler to one year old. In the swamp they were set in cages, tied from the waist and neck and placed in pens that resembled chicken coups until they were thrown in the water; where they would attract big, fat alligators that weighed 600 – 800 lbs.

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