Black History Fact:
Virginia’s Central LUNATIC ASYLUM for COLORED INSANE in 1870, patient Georgiana Page is described as a “USELESS OLD HARLOT” which was the FIRST hospital of its kind in the world, the first mental institution founded solely for the care of BLACK women who watch their children taken and sold!!! Like any woman would, a slave would become severely depressed, suicidal and mentally insane after her baby was snatched from her arms and sold to another plantation owner or murdered, and/or watching her father, mother, brother, sister, grandparents be hung from a tree, burned to ashes, whipped to death, dragged by horse and carriage ; yet still, no apology, no reparations, no nothing. Want to talk about torture, neglect, poverty and horrid conditions? Slavery did not end with the Emancipation Proclamation, and neither did the suffering. Slavery syndrome and cultural trauma did not end there, it only begun.