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What is this?Edit

There a African woman in the left botom corner clutching tight to her infant wiating to be sold. There's a woman on a wooden stand being sold but her daugther is hold on tight to her crying/scared. There a hole bunch of white people surrounding her looking at her to see if they want to buy her. There's an African Man Being beat in the back with a whip by a white man.

What do we know about it?Edit

We know that slaves were sometimes separated from their families. If a slave owner wanted the daughter but not the mother than they would be split them up and they would most likely never sees each other again. And that not fair that a daughter can't be with her mother. So what will happen to the girl if she and her mother aren't together? Who will buy the little girl? It is really sad to think about this girl's fate and how it lies in the hands of her new master. The mother and daughter look really scared and worried about the future

Why should a high school student study this object?Edit

Students should study this because it is not fair what happen to these people and their land. And they were treated even worse when they got to Spain. A high school student should study this picture because it is important that they know how slaves were being treated and that it wasn’t right. Also, they should study this because the image is showing a female that said she is being sold with her daughter. Why did they keep the mother and the daughter together? Was there a rules that were made back then about the auction requirements? This is an important because it shows a person being sold with out their concent.They are going to be sold to white people because they are slaves.


Slave Auction, U.S. South, mid-19th cent.

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