Largest slave action in Savannah
Racheal Shaver 12-2-15 3rd block
It ain't how long you know somebody that means anything. It's what that person mean to you in your heart.”
In March of 1857, the largest sale of human beings in the history in the United States took place at a racetrack in Savannah, Georgia. During the two days of the sale, raindrops fell occasionally the racetrack. It was almost as though the heavens were crying. So, too, fell teardrops from many of the 436 men, women, and children who were auctioned off during the two days. The sale would thereafter be known as "the weeping time." When the sale was complete,429 men, women, and childern had been auctioned to the highest bidder, netting more that $300,000. All the salves was brave for being auction off, they were not crying at all, they werent going to show the people their weakness.And for the familys that got riped apart, they won't see each other again and they have left is memories of them.