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Image depicts a US Army officer, representing the Freedmen's Bureau, standing between a group of whites and a group of freedmen. The Freedmen's Bureau was created by Congress in 1865 to assist former Black slaves and poor whites in the South after the Civil War. It provided aid such as food, housing, medical care, and education, as well as legal help and land settlement. The bureau essentially became one of America's first social welfare programs. However, due to limited resources and political obstacles related to race and Reconstruction, the bureau was not able to fully carry out its programs.

Vintage illustration shows a group of four black men, possibly freedmen, ambushed by a posse of six armed whites in a cornfield. The Fugitive Slave Act passed by Congress in September 1850 allowed slave-hunters to seize alleged fugitive slaves without due process of law and prohibited anyone from aiding escaped fugitives or obstructing their recovery. The law threatened the safety of all blacks, slave and free, and forced many Northerners to become more defiant in their support of fugitives.

"Bethlehem, Occupied Palestinian Territories - March 10, 2012: Construction cranes work to expand the Israeli settlement of Gilo, considered illegal under international law as it is built on occupied Palestinian territory, but separated from the neighboring West Bank town of Bethlehem by the Israeli separation wall."

Amsterdam, the Netherlands - December 9, 2013: A number of Dutch newspapers with the news about the death of Nelson Mandela. South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95 on Thursday at the age of 95. Mandela was in prison at Robben Island for nearly three decades for his fight against white minority rule. In 1993, Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, an honor he shared with F.W. de Klerk, the white Afrikaner leader. Earlier this year, Mandela spent nearly three months in hospital with a recurring lung infection.

Text under a magnifier in a conceptual image as appeal to respect human rights. Eight wooden pencils arranged in a circle and the magnifrier set in the middle with words EQUAL RIGHTS on a vintage background.

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