Henry's Freedom Box

Establishing Historical Context

Henry's Freedom Box

Henry's Freedom Box takes place when it was legal to have slaves. The images and voices give a context for what that time was like.
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Slave quarters at the Hermitage Plantation outside of Savannah, Georgia
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"According to tradition, these original stone features were used in the auction and sale of slaves. The small of the two elements was used by the auctioneer while the stone table was used to display the best qualities of the slaves. The authenticity of this story has not been documented."

Source: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/va0279.photos.160051p/resource/

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African American men, women, and children being auctioned off in front of crowd of men.