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Whites Used Black Babies as Alligator Bait

Posted by The Reunion Black Family on December 23, 2013 at 6:00 PM

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Black Babies used for ALLIGATOR BAIT in florida


Two movies in 1900 “Alligator Bait” and “Gator and the Pickaninny.” both showed and proved this practice.There were many advertisements and postcards in the South that proved this was real.

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In 1923 Time magazine carried this story:

 

From Chipley, Fla., it was reported that colored babies were being used for alligator bait. The infants are allowed to play in shallow water while expert riflemen watch from concealment nearby. When a saurian approaches his prey, he is shot by the rifleme


Alligator bait, also known as gator bait, is the practice of using little black children as bait to catch alligators.

Here is the most complete account of how it was done, coming from the grandson of someone who says he used to do it:

 

… the slaves who had babies they would steal the babies during the course of the day, some times when their mothers weren’t watching . … some would be infants, some would be a year old, he said some would be toddlers, he said they would grab these children and take them down to the swamp, and leave them in pens like little chicken coops.

 

They would go down there at night, take these babies and …. tie them up, put a rope around their neck and around their torso, around here, and tie it tight.

 

… they’d be screaming. … what they were doing would help them to chum the water. He said when they would throw the babies in tied to this rope, he said in a matter of minutes, he said, the alligator were on them. He said the alligator would clamp his jaws on that child, as a matter of fact once he clamped on them he was really swallowed, he said you couldn’t see anything but the rope!


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As a lifelong student, and later lecturer of African and African American history, I thought I had covered just about all of the bases when it came to atrocities committed against black people by Europeans and their American cousins.

I've done the research, written the papers, attended the classes and seminars...and I travel every year to the Motherland.

I have thoroughly explored the Atlantic Slave Trade, beginning with the kidnapping of Africans from the interior of Africa. I have been force-marched along with my forebearers through the thick jungle and bush, across mile-wide rivers, and burning deserts to the coast, sometimes for hundreds of miles.

I have actually visited many of the “slave castles” – dungeons – which dot Africa's West Coast and where the captured men, women and children were warehoused like so much cattle or cord wood (chattel) until an English, French, Dutch, Spanish or American slave ship appeared on the horizon to transport them to a new life of endless unpaid, forced labor in the so-called “New World.”

And, of course, as stated, I've done the reading, watched the movies and documentaries, about the absolutely indescribable horror of the damnable voyage across the Atlantic that has come down to us as “The Middle Passage.” Indeed, on every single flight I've made back and forth across that vast and angry ocean, I look down from 35,000 feet at its turbulent waters. I try, but of course can never really imagine, appreciate or understand what it must have been like for those many millions who were hog-tied naked, chained and shackled in those filthy ships' holds.

And then there is the actual on-the-ground, in-the-field, in-the-mine, and in-the-house enslavement of the people. Again, I've read the books.

But I also talked extensively with my own now deceased parents and grandparents (on both sides) about their “treatment” from the 1920s right straight through to the 1960s in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Missouri and Arkansas. They were never slaves per se, but they might as well have been. My father's parents – and him – were share croppers and tenant farmers until they escaped Louisiana during World War II.

What you will read below and watch is breathtaking in its depravity.

I called my mother's last surviving sister tonight and asked her did she know anything about this. She is 83. And, if she did, why we were never told of this as kids growing up. She hesitated for a full minute. Finally, they did not tell us about "a lot of things that white folks did to us" "down South," she said. They were afraid that it would forever embitter me, my siblings and cousins against white people forever. Once they had all successfully "escaped" the South, they wanted to put those years behind them, and build new lives here "up North," she concluded.

And so it is that I am thankful that the Internet has provided an opportunity for black people to regain their stolen history – not just as victims of white America but as the descendants of powerful empires and nation-states which once put Europe to shame in terms of wealth, land, population, health, education, and most importantly, in terms of justice.

Did you know that black babies were often used as bait for alligators in the swamps from Texas to Florida. I didn't until today. It just never occurred to me that any people would do – could do – such a thing to another people.

But it happened – for hundreds of years, well into the 20th century.

The practice has been documented in at least three movies: “Alligator Bait” (1900) and “The ‘Gator and the Pickaninny” (1900). And the story of two black boys who served as alligator bait was told in “Untamed Fury” (1947).

Indeed, the term “alligator bait” was common throughout the South from at least the 1860s to and through the 1960s. It was a racial slur and threat among whites that was meant to “domesticate” recalcitrant black children. But by the 1940s in Harlem, New York, “alligator bait” applied to blacks of any age – particularly those who were from Florida.

Finally, in terms of iconography, from at least the 1890s to the 1960s, black children were often pictured as alligator bait – as toys for white children, soap dishes, toothbrushes, ash trays, and especially on postcards sent through the US mail.

Again, the attached video is disturbing. I strongly advise anyone with a weak stomach not to view it.

Reparations anyone? Naw ... didn't think so.

White folks don't owe black folks anything, right?

Just like they don't owe the Indians a damn thing, either – except maybe a few casinos.

References

http://www.authentichistory.com/diversity/african/3-coon/7-alligator/

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Alligator%20Bait

http://www.authentichistory.com/diversity/african/3-coon/7-alligator/



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22 Comments

Reply daniel
10:54 AM on January 25, 2014 
i think it isnt fair and even discriminating to talk about people in this way in these days ofcourse terrible things happend , but at the end as i am Reading your text on the bottum "Our mission is to unite every black family world wide ,We seek to foster a more unified and stronger black community in which our community is included and valued, by sharing ideas based on the challenges we .There really can be no peace without justice. There can be no justice without truth. And there can be no truth, unless someone rises up to tell you the truth.We could work together to end corruption and set a new agenda to restore the stolen pride and peace of Africa" what is your goal ??? to seperate black and White ? same thing happens for how many of years between muslims and christians.

the problem is whe cant change the past , whe can learn from it and treat each other in a different way but what is done is done and cannot be earaised (sadly).

if whe keep thinking in black and White the world will never improve but will always be divided, same thing with why it isnt hurtfull when a blackman says the n Word but when it comes out of the mouth of a White person that person is discrimating? when a black man or woman has a White partner it isnt accepted , whe must move on and not forget the past but learn from it that is the only way to move forward.
Reply Jay Chrisman
10:52 AM on January 29, 2014 
I was never raised racist and will never be...we all bleed the same blood and we all answer to the same God....keep bringing up the past and keep living in it...this is soo pathetic...if u fuckin think i owe u a damn thing because of idiots in the past who had no morals or respect for human life....well come and fuckin take it I got everything u need Molon Labe...grow up and move on...the only racist ppl are black people anymore...get over urselves its not like it happened to you...yall keep playin the victim role...dont like it get the fuck out then..lets stand together as Americans people THIS IS ALL OF OUR LAND not KKK country .. WTF...and note it was the white people who helped stop that BS ...this sad shit...we'll stay divided because assholes like this
Reply Faarooq
10:59 AM on January 29, 2014 
daniel says...
i think it isnt fair and even discriminating to talk about people in this way in these days ofcourse terrible things happend , but at the end as i am Reading your text on the bottum "Our mission is to unite every black family world wide ,We seek to foster a more unified and stronger black community in which our community is included and valued, by sharing ideas based on the challenges we .There really can be no peace without justice. There can be no justice without truth. And there can be no truth, unless someone rises up to tell you the truth.We could work together to end corruption and set a new agenda to restore the stolen pride and peace of Africa" what is your goal ??? to seperate black and White ? same thing happens for how many of years between muslims and christians.

the problem is whe cant change the past , whe can learn from it and treat each other in a different way but what is done is done and cannot be earaised (sadly).

if whe keep thinking in black and White the world will never improve but will always be divided, same thing with why it isnt hurtfull when a blackman says the n Word but when it comes out of the mouth of a White person that person is discrimating? when a black man or woman has a White partner it isnt accepted , whe must move on and not forget the past but learn from it that is the only way to move forward.
Reply Faarooq
11:39 AM on January 29, 2014 
#Jay Chrisman,#daniel, "LINGERING EFFECTS OF SLAVERY" means that the ill's of slavery still exist. CASE AND POINT: Black people still have the SLAVE MASTERS LAST NAMES; Jones,Jackson, Smith, etc.,. These were the names of the plantation owners whom my ancestor's were enslaved too. Now in terms of race mixing what you (daniel) don't realize is that the Black gene is dominate and has the power of Genetic Annihilation. Meaning when we mix with sub-specie"s(whites,yellow asians,mexicans) there lineage vanishes by eliminating the recessive gene. Furthermore, we will continue too use the internet to WAKE ALL BLACK PEOPLE UP AND THERE ISN'T ANYTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT! So get over it!
Reply Jay
11:58 AM on January 29, 2014 
and thats what makes u a bitch Faarooq whatever....so come and get what u think ur owed i dare ya...keep us divided and ill keep slammin lil dumbfucks like u......walk on home boy
Reply Jay
12:17 PM on January 29, 2014 
ur one of the reasons this nation still has problems with race. ur poison to the real American people...black,yellow,green,gray,purple or whatever we are all Americans if u dont like it..then fuckin leave.. i wont let people like u destroy us, i have real good friends who are black and stupid assholes like u who live in the past tryin to stir dumb bullshit will not be tolerated...not while im alive...u sir need to wake the fuck up
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Reply chevez jackson
1:36 AM on February 12, 2014 
my granmother narvez graham an grandfather samuel graham told me my family history..im a seminole indian..i was told my ansestors used alligators 2 help defeat the white man in the seminole wars...all 3 seminole wars the south fla seminole won...defeated usa arny generals went on to become usa presidents...the south fla. seminole never signed a peace treaty, the only tribe n the usa that didnt...we won with help from alligators....
Reply thetruth
4:38 PM on February 22, 2014 
Jay says...
and thats what makes u a bitch Faarooq whatever....so come and get what u think ur owed i dare ya...keep us divided and ill keep slammin lil dumbfucks like u......walk on home boy
. Would you tell a Jew don't bring up the Holocaust or don't talk about the gas chambers .Whites feeding blacks to gators are a part of both our history the only part you don't like is that it was whites feeding the blacks you don't want your history told but black history started way before slavery and way before Jesus
Reply Denise Smith
10:32 PM on March 4, 2014 
Jesus!!!!
Reply Simon
7:45 PM on September 25, 2014 
This is very disturbing. It makes me sick to my stomach.
Reply Anthropology FYI
11:05 AM on September 27, 2014 
What you don't know is that race is not a biological unit. It is a cultural one. There is no 'superior' genetic race because, from a biological point of view, there is no race. Compare a map of population skin tone vs UV radiation and you'll see the mostly match up*. But that doesn't mean we should stick our heads in the sand with racism. It exists and it won't go away until people wake up.

The further from white you are the more likely you are to die violently, be issued a bad loan, be refused a job, and go to jail. Even if we get rid of racism on the personal level we live in a racist society in a racist set of systems. If we want to 'move' past racism we need to recognize it for what it is, where it is, and work against it. It is always so lovely to hear that 'it doesn't exist,' or 'I'm color blind
to race says...
' because these are the answers which enable the status quo.

Forcing the pseudoscientific eugenics movements to agree with your 'race' doesn't suddenly fix the problem. Sorry, but there are no easy fixes here.

*There's a few population centers that violate this due to migration patterns.

[Faarooq]
#Jay Chrisman,#daniel, "LINGERING EFFECTS OF SLAVERY" means that the ill's of slavery still exist. CASE AND POINT: Black people still have the SLAVE MASTERS LAST NAMES; Jones,Jackson, Smith, etc.,. These were the names of the plantation owners whom my ancestor's were enslaved too. Now in terms of race mixing what you (daniel) don't realize is that the Black gene is dominate and has the power of Genetic Annihilation. Meaning when we mix with sub-specie"s(whites,yellow asians,mexicans) there lineage vanishes by eliminating the recessive gene. Furthermore, we will continue too use the internet to WAKE ALL BLACK PEOPLE UP AND THERE ISN'T ANYTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT! So get over it!
Reply Monica
3:30 PM on July 12, 2016 
Wow!! Very sad to say..What goes around comes around. Slowly but Surely. Disney World
Reply TerrySeN
9:28 PM on January 16, 2017 
Hello. And Bye. ewewew
Reply prerogmy
3:01 PM on January 24, 2017 
Oh, they owe us Blacks and the Indians big time!!! i am angry and incensed that anyone would be so cold and callous to use any one's child in this manner. The White race is a truly a race of devils. Corrupt and un-reformable as far as I am concerned.
Reply prerogmy
3:04 PM on January 24, 2017 
WE WILL BE SEPARATED FROM YOU WHITES SOON! God is good and just and the greatest of all.
Reply prerogmy
3:08 PM on January 24, 2017 
Black will soon be separated from Whites. Thank God the greatest of all.
Reply prerogmy
3:10 PM on January 24, 2017 
To
Jay Chrisman says...
SHUT THE HELL UP, RACIST CRACKER!

I was never raised racist and will never be...we all bleed the same blood and we all answer to the same God....keep bringing up the past and keep living in it...this is soo pathetic...if u fuckin think i owe u a damn thing because of idiots in the past who had no morals or respect for human life....well come and fuckin take it I got everything u need Molon Labe...grow up and move on...the only racist ppl are black people anymore...get over urselves its not like it happened to you...yall keep playin the victim role...dont like it get the fuck out then..lets stand together as Americans people THIS IS ALL OF OUR LAND not KKK country .. WTF...and note it was the white people who helped stop that BS ...this sad shit...we'll stay divided because assholes like this
Reply prerogmy
3:16 PM on January 24, 2017 
No Jay or is it gay----you walk home to Europe!

Jay says...
and thats what makes u a bitch Faarooq whatever....so come and get what u think ur owed i dare ya...keep us divided and ill keep slammin lil dumbfucks like u......walk on home boy
Reply dave fischer
4:30 AM on May 4, 2017 
Fuck those niggers.Who would volunteer their child to be a crocodile bait. Don't blame us. If you volunteer your child, hey, I will do it to. So fuck you stinky dirty nigger