James Bowen

James Bowen

Posted on 07/01/2007


Photo taken on June 29, 2007




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Slave Auction Block

Slave Auction Block
The slaves that came into Fredericksburg were sold from this spot. They would be told to stand on the upper level and auctioned off to the highest bidder.

Much of America's treatment of slaves is airbrushed out of American history. Many people owned them but in historic buildings they're described as servants.

Incidentally the damage to the auction block is recent. It was attacked last year. No one knows who did it.

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