8 Disturbing Images of Instruments of Torture Used on Black People


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Whipping or flogging was the most common use of torture against captured Africans.

The crack of a whip is actually a small sonic boom. The strikes of the whip were so severe that pieces of flesh were torn right off the victim, and losing an eye in the process was common. Victims would lose so much blood it was normal for them to fall into a state of hypovolemic shock.

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