Slave Auction - Richmond, Virginia

Slave Auction - Richmond, Virginia Visual Arts American History African American History Civil Rights Slaves and Slave Owners Social Studies Tragedies and Triumphs

This drawing, from The Illustrated London News, depicts a woman who is being auctioned in Richmond, Virginia. 

The article is dated September 27, 1856.  By this time, Britain's Parliament had outlawed the slave trade.

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