The Whipping Tree
From the personal collection of M. Jones, the owner of this blog.
From the personal collection of F. Mathis, owner of MyNolaHeritage
The pictures are from my trip to Savannah, GA this past weekend where I met geneabuds Luckie Daniels, Felicia Mathis, and Sandra Taliaferro. The dark marks that you see on the trees are a present day reminder of the brutality of the chattel slavery system. They are where the leather whip that was used to "discipline" a slave sliced into the bark of the tree as well as the skin.