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Slave Coffel in Washington City, 1819

Slave Coffel in Washington City, 1819 American History African American History Civil Rights Ethics Law and Politics Nineteenth Century Life Slaves and Slave Owners Famous Historical Events

This image depicts a "slave coffel" passing through Washington City, as America’s capital was once known.

Coffles of slaves, shackled to one another in a straggling single file, were marched down Pennsylvania Avenue, past the Capitol, on their way to be processed for use in Southern States.

The particular Slave Coffle in this image depicts a Washington City scene in 1819.

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Image, described above, online courtesy Library of Congress.

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