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Michael Sam was the 249th NFL draft pick — that changed everything

Over the past four months, as Sam’s fortunes have swung from the giddiest highs to the most deflating lows, he has been freighted with inordinate expectations from all quarters. To satisfy his skeptics, he has had to clear an ever-expanding set of personal and professional hurdles: In effect, he has had to walk prouder, play harder, earn less, and allow himself to be fumbled around as the media’s football in a way unknown to the vast majority of his comparatively anonymous peers.

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Michael Sam was the 249th NFL draft pick — that changed everything

Over the past four months, as Sam’s fortunes have swung from the giddiest highs to the most deflating lows, he has been freighted with inordinate expectations from all quarters. To satisfy his skeptics, he has had to clear an ever-expanding set of personal and professional hurdles: In effect, he has had to walk prouder, play harder, earn less, and allow himself to be fumbled around as the media’s football in a way unknown to the vast majority of his comparatively anonymous peers.

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African-American women hold white children, most likely in their care. Most of these women are assumed to be either slaves or domestic servants, though one woman is notably dressed in fancy clothes and gold jewelry. The second ambrotype may be a post-mortem photograph of the little boy. 

(In no particular order: x, x, x, xxx, x)

These sort of images are still prominent throughout much of Africa where black women raise white (and expatriate) children in affluent and privileged neighborhoods.