Prison records from 1800s Georgia show mass incarceration’s racially charged beginnings — Moorbey’z Blog

A Georgia penitentiary in 1911. Library of Congress Henry Minter was working as a farm laborer in Georgia in the 1870s when he met Mary Dotson, a young black servant girl. The couple never married – which would have been illegal at the time – but they stayed together until Henry’s death. Mary, who was left with […]

via Prison records from 1800s Georgia show mass incarceration’s racially charged beginnings — Moorbey’z Blog

%d bloggers like this: