black-to-the-bones: “ cheriisplace: “ black-to-the-bones: “ White babies were fed with the enslaved black women’s milk, BY black women. ” Not good enough to respect as equals but used to provide vital sustenance to their.
From one of the largest brazilian photo collections, a white boy with his black wet nurse. Her name was Monica and she's depicted here with her best clothes, which were made to show her position (being a wet nurse to a wealthy family was a prestigious occupation) as well to honour her employees/owners' house and name. Unknown date.
She wasn't a paid wet nurse who chose this profession, she was an enslaved woman who had to feed all of the white babies first and her child last. if her milk went dry, the slave owner brought another woman, and the enslaved women's children went hungry.