The photo above is in connection to the last post of the bill of sale for slaves. This is an actual slab from an auction block that was located in downtown Memphis during that dreadful period of history. Memphis used to be a bustling port city because of its proximity to the Mississippi River. Slaves were transported by riverboat to downtown Memphis to be auctioned off. For several years, there was a street named Auction until it was changed most recently.
Official advertisement for Slave Auction in Memphis, TN. I saw this on one of my friends’ FB page and decided to share it here. I’m sure if many of you researched it, you would find similar articles in your respective American cities.
Never forget because forgetting is dangerous….
Mrs. Callie House (R) was the first proponent to push for ex-slave reparations. Her struggle is documented in the book, My Face is Black is True by historian Mary Frances Berry. It’s available in hard copy and Kindle edition from Amazon.
"For as the blood of Christ had been shed on this earth, and had ascended to heaven for the salvation of sinners, and was now returning to earth again in the form of dew - and as the leaves on the trees bore the impression of the figures I had seen in the heavens, it was plain to me that the Saviour was about to lay down the yoke he had borne for the sins of men, and the great day of judgement was at hand.” — Nat Turner
Click the photo for an online version of Confessions of Nat Turner
You’re welcome. — C. Kamaria