Founders Of New York Times Were Slaveowners, Even Traded In Minors

Shocking new evidence suggest that the founders of the New York Times were slaveowners and even traded in minors. Meanwhile, a $10M lawsuit has been filed against the New York Times for peddling fake news On Coronavirus.

  • Shocking new evidence suggest that the founders of the New York Times were slaveowners and even traded in minors
  • Bertha Levy Ochs, the mother of Times patriarch Adolph S. Ochs, assisted and supported slavery
  • Atleast three members of Bertha family fought for secession from the American Union
  • There is also evidence that the brother of a Revolutionary War-era ancestor of the Sulzberger branch of the family was involved in the slave trade
  • The same family still owns the Times and promotes it to become a leader in the movement to demonize America’s founding fathers and rewrite history, putting slavery at its core
  • Meanwhile, a $10M lawsuit has been filed against the New York Times for peddling fake news On Coronavirus
Founders New York Times Slaveowners
Founders Of New York Times Were Slaveowners, Even Traded In Minors

Founders of NYT fought for Secession from the American Union

Previously, the family that owned the New York Times was linked to the Civil War’s Confederacy, but the evidence now suggests that they were slaveholders.

Bertha Levy Ochs, the mother of Times patriarch Adolph S. Ochs, assisted and supported the South and slavery. She was accused of smuggling medicine to Confederates in a baby carriage, even her brother Oscar joined the rebel army.

Atleast three members of Bertha family fought for secession from the American Union. According to family history, Oscar Levy fought alongside two Mississippi cousins.

Adolph Ochs’ supported Democratic Party which, ”may justly insist that the evils of negro suffrage were wantonly inflicted on them.”

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Once Times even published a glowing profile of Confederate President Jefferson Davis on his 100th birth anniversary, calling him “the great Southern leader.”

Founders of NYT were Slaveowners

It is so devastating to know that the same family still owns the Times and promotes it to become a leader in the movement to demonize America’s founding fathers and rewrite history, putting slavery at its core.

Slave registry data of the founders of New York Times
Slave registry data of the founders of New York Times

Until now, everyone was “aware of no evidence or claims that any members of Bertha’s family owned slaves or participated in the slave trade.” That statement has lost its accuracy.

Michael Goodwin from the New York Post found compelling evidence that the uncle Bertha Levy Ochs lived with for several years in Natchez, Miss., before the Civil War owned at least five slaves. He was her father’s brother and with the name John Mayer because he probably dropped the surname Levy, according to a family tree compiled by the Ochs-Sulzberger clan some 70 years ago.

John Mayer, whose niece married Adolph Ochs
John Mayer, whose niece married Adolph Ochs.

The names of Mayer’s slaves are not clear, neither the 1860 census nor its separate “slave schedule” lists the names of his slaves. They are identified as two males, ages 70 and 26, and three females, ages 65, 45 and 23.

Mayer probably had slaves when niece Bertha lived with him for several years before she married Julius Ochs in 1853. Sources say Mayer and his wife had 14 children and were prosperous enough to own slaves, according to Robert Rosen, author of “The Jewish Confederates.”

Bertha, who came from Germany as a teenager, should have been startled by the experience of witnessing and being served by a human slave. Yet she fully adopted the barbaric practice and became committed to the “peculiar institution.” She was a charter member of a Daughters of the Confederacy chapter and requested that a Confederate flag be draped across her coffin, which later was.

Slave registry data of founders of New York Times
Slave Schedules of John Mayer, the founding family of New York Times

There is also evidence that the brother of a Revolutionary War-era ancestor of the Sulzberger branch of the family was involved in the slave trade.

Abraham Mendes Seixas was born in New York City in 1750. He served the Continental Army as an officer during the war, then stayed in South Carolina, where accounts describe him as a slave merchant and/or auctioneer.

Slave Trade by James McMillin

The Final Victims,” a book published in 2004 about the slave trade by James McMillin, reprints a poem published in a Charleston newspaper in 1784 advertising an upcoming sale.

This book reads in a part:

“Abraham Seixas . . . He has for sale, Some Negroes, male

“Will suit full well grooms,

“He has likewise Some of their wives

“Can make clean, dirty rooms.

“For planting, too, He has a few

“To sell, all for cash, . . . or bring them to the lash.”

A few lines later, Seixas adds, “The young ones, true, if that will do.”

The above poem about the auction of slaves by Abraham Seixas suggest that the founders of the New York Times also traded slaves who were minors.

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