Thank God for the camera. These pictures of black children throughout the ages in America are fascinating and beautiful. Children are usually not concerned about “posing” or what they look like so the expressions on their faces tend to be more “true” than when adults pose for photos. You can see the soul of the children behind their eyes.
In the above photo, only the young girl is wearing shoes.
These are black children who could pass for white. Some did when they grew up to make life easier for themselves.