The Conservative Collective is absolutely sick and tired of the lies, threats and cowardice that surround the topic of slavery in America and the time has arrived for someone to stand firm, heels dug in, and to no longer relinquish the truth to white fools and black charlatans.
The historical truth about slavery in America is that the first slave owner and the worst offenders were…wait for it….BLACK!!! Let us say that again in case there is any misunderstanding. Black men have been the owners of black slaves for as long as any white man ever was in American history! Here’s the guy:
There it is. White privilege? Bullshit. America was built on the back of black slaves by white plantation owners? Also bullshit. White America needs to feel shame and guilt for what was done to black slaves? Double bullshit. Not until BLACK AMERICA stops feeding on the crap fabricated by Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, bellies up to the same racial bar and admits that as far as slavery is concerned, they should be as ashamed…no…MORE ashamed and feel MORE guilt than any other race of people in America.
Need more proof? This next black slave owner not only owned other blacks, he supported the Confederacy! You know, the “stars and bars” folks who who are so hated these days. Read on and let the truth set you free!
William Ellison Jr, born April Ellison, (C. April, 1790 – 5 December 1861) was a cotton gin maker and blacksmith in South Carolina, a free negro and former slave who achieved considerable success in business before the American Civil War. He eventually became a major planter and one of the medium property owners, and certainly the wealthiest “black” property owner, in the state. He held 40 slaves at his death and more than 1,000 acres of land. From 1830-1865 he and his sons were the only free blacks in Sumter County, South Carolina to own slaves. The county was largely devoted to cotton plantations and the majority population were slaves.
Ellison and his sons were among a number of successful free people of color in the antebellum years, but Ellison was particularly outstanding. His master (and likely father) had passed on social capital by apprenticing him to learn a valuable artisan trade as a cotton gin maker, at which Ellison made a success. He took a wife at the age of 21. After buying his own freedom when he was 26, a few years later Ellison purchased his wife and their children, to protect them from sales as slaves. The Act of 1820 made it more difficult for slaveholders to make personal manumissions, but Ellison gained freedom for his sons, and a quasi-freedom for his surviving daughter.
During the American Civil War, Ellison and his sons supported the Confederate States of America and gave the government substantial donations and aid. A grandson fought informally with the regular Confederate Army and survived the war.
After gaining his freedom, in 1817 Ellison moved to Sumter County in the Piedmont, where he established himself as a cotton gin maker. This area was rapidly being developed for cotton plantations of short-staple cotton. At first he paid for the labor of slave artisans who had been “hired out” by their masters. Within two years he purchased two artisan slaves to work in his shop. By 1830 he held four artisan slaves.
By 1840 he held a total of 8 slaves who worked in his cotton gin business. They were both skilled and unskilled, as the latter cut wood from his land for the gins. By the 1850s, he also operated a blacksmith shop with artisan slaves. He advertised his business in the Black River Watchman, the Sumter Southern Whig, and the Camden Gazzette.
As cotton prices were high, there was demand for Ellison’s services. Planters needed cotton gins to process their cotton profitably, as the machinery was much more efficient than manual labor. Eventually Ellison earned enough to buy land: starting with more than 50 acres, by 1850 he had increased his holdings to 386 acres, and established his own cotton plantation. By that time, he owned 32 slaves. From 1830-1865, Ellison and his sons were the only free blacks to own slaves in Sumter District.
Ellison and his family established a family cemetery on their plantation. Based on transcriptions of the gravestones, his wife and three generations of descendants, including his sons and their wives, were buried on this property. Family burials took place into the early decades of the twentieth century.
In 1852, Ellison bought Keith Hill and Hickory Hill plantations, bringing his total of land holdings to more than 1,000 acres. He gave each of his sons part of the properties, as they were all working with him in his business. In 1850 the sons each held slave women who worked as domestic servants for their families.
After the outbreak of the American Civil War, in 1861 Ellison offered labor from his 53 slaves to the Confederate Army. He converted his cotton plantation to mixed crops to supply food to the cause. His sons also supported the Confederacy and tried to enlist, but were refused because of their race. They donated money, and bought Confederate bonds; with defeat, these bonds became worthless and they lost their investments, becoming destitute by the end of the war like many formerly successful whites.
At his death, Ellison provided for dividing his property, including over 60 slaves, between his surviving daughter Maria and two surviving sons. “He bequeathed $500 to a slave daughter he had sold.”
Here are two more really swell guys who kept black slaves and helped “build America every bit as much as any white slave holder.
So,let the white guilt end here. Let the fear of being white and being called a racist melt away, because as we all now know, white America came late to the slave party. It was black men who started the the entire slave trade, and as such, white America is now free!
Lastly, it is only fair to present the one black man who has placed more black men, women and children on his own government plantation and into government slavery than any other man in America, The Ayatollah Obama himself…Barry!