12 Real, Graphic and Disturbing Photos of Atrocities From European Imperialism/Domination

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The lynching of Rubin Stacy. Onlookers, including four young girls.  July 19, 1935, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

On July 19, 1935, just 78 years ago and 70 years after slavery was abolished in the United States, Rubin Stacy was lynched in Fort Lauderdale, Florida as young white girls, women and men looked on with smiles.


The lynching of  Lige Daniels.  Onlookers, including young boys. August 3, 1920, Center, Texas

The lynching of  Lige Daniels on August 3, 1920, in Center, Texas with white onlookers, including young boys dressed in their button-down shirts and ties.

Spectators at the lynching of Jesse Washington. May 16, 1916. Waco, Texas close up

 Spectators smiling and gazing at the lynching and burning of Jesse Washington on May 16, 1916, in Waco, Texas.

Post Card

Front and back of a postcard of the lynching of  Virgil Jones, Robert Jones, Thomas Jones, and Joseph Riley on  July 31, 1908, in Russellville, Logan County, Kentucky.

The Belgians, under orders of King Leopold II hung thousands of Congolese citizens.

The Belgians, under orders of King Leopold II (1835-1909),  hung thousands of Congolese citizens.


Alice Seeley Harris with a large group of Congolese children in what was the first photo capturing the atrocities in the Congo Free State in 1904.

Courtesy of  Anti-Slavery International/ Autograph ABP

(Permanent scars left by beatings )

Gordon, an enslaved African after being whipped on countless occasions. The photo was taken at Baton Rouge, La., in 1863.



Nairobi, Kenya, 24 April, 1954, British invaders stand with guns over the Kikuyu or Mau Mau people of Kenya who organized to fight British oppression. The Kikuyu anti-colonial soldiers engaged the British army from 1952-1960 in what is known as the Mau Mau Rebellion. It is estimated that over 20,000 Kikuyus were killed fighting against British colonialists.

Photograph: Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images

youths amputated hands


Dtsch-SW:Herero-Aufstand 1904: R ckkehr aus der Omaheke-W ste 1905

Survivors who escaped through the arid Kalahari desert in south west Africa during the Herero genocide caused by German colonial rulers in 1904.


The Good Ol’ Boys Roundup was an annual whites-only event run by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in southern Tennessee from 1980-1996. “N***er hunting licenses” were sold there, according to a report from the New York Times.


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