Giclee canvas print size, 21″ x 17.5
What is the background of black babysitters?
From the late 1800s through the mid-1900s, becoming a domestic worker, such as a maid, cook, or nanny, was one of the few positions a black woman could have. Black nannies raised white children in the South During the American Civil War and elsewhere, frequently forging deep relationships of love and gratitude.
These wet nurses were a precious resource. About 70,000 White enslavers, or 20%, relied on them to breastfeed their infants in 1850. Wet nursing was a universal and historic practice for African women who were in slavery.